All posts by Dan Stringer

Automated application testing – A new recruits perspective

Published
15th December 2014
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Dan Stringer
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Automated application testing – A new recruits perspective

Having recently re-joined the ranks of the Nomensa tech team I discovered some advantages to working with an established, fully tested codebase that I had not realised before.  

The majority of benefits associated with testing application code will already be clear to technical professionals working in the industry.  If you are not familiar with unit testing, some of the primary benefits include:

Detecting browser compatibility for HTML5 video and audio

Published
21st November 2011
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Dan Stringer
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Detecting browser compatibility for HTML5 video and audio

Different browsers offer different levels of support for HTML5 audio and video. Where some browsers support one type of media file other browsers will fail to do so. While browser vendors continue to implement HTML5 features support should get better and better. However, the situation at the time of writing dictates that we cannot (and certainly should not) assume that a browser will play HTML5 media.

Hiding content

Published
29th July 2011
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Dan Stringer
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Hiding content

In this post I will identify some of the common techniques that are used to hide content and will attempt to identify the implications of using these techniques. I will also attempt to identify appropriate situations in which each technique could practically be put to good use. All of the techniques that we have identified below have been tested with Jaws 12 and NVDA 2011.1 using Firefox 4, Firefox 5 and Internet Explorer 8. In addition the examples were tested with voiceover on Apple OSX 10.6.4 with Safari.

Keyboard Traps

Published
13th April 2011
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Dan Stringer
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Keyboard Traps

You’re sat at your computer, triumphant in completing that all important piece of code you’ve been working on. You quickly check your email which consequently causes your computer to stop responding. We all know the scenario...

Accessible Forms & JavaScript

Published
21st February 2011
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Dan Stringer
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Accessible Forms & JavaScript

The first in a series of How To guides from Nomensa. Dan Stringer, Web Developer at Nomensa discusses what to do and importantly what not to do when using Javascript and forms. As part of this tutorial, Dan provides solutions to common mistakes.