Automated Accessibility Testing for React Applications
What you'll learn
- Linting static code using eslint-plugin-jsx-a11y
- Testing rendered code using Jest, jest-axe and testing-library
- Visual audits using Cypress and cypress-audit/lighthouse
- Limitations of automated testing for accessibility
- Basic experience with React and automated testing
You probably want make sure your web application is usable by as many people as possible. Maybe you have manual accessibility testers, and you want to make sure they don't have to spend time chasing down issues that can be caught by a computer. Or perhaps you are just learning about accessibility and want to know how to incorporate audits into your automated tests. Read on to learn how this course can help!
Three levels of accessibility testing
This course teaches three levels of accessibility testing, to catch as many errors as possible using automated tests:
Linting static code using eslint-plugin-jsx-a11y
Testing rendered code using Jest, jest-axe and testing-library
Visual audits using Cypress and cypress-audit/lighthouse
Make the most of the testing tools
The course also teaches:
creating custom rules for jest-axe, to tailor your audits to your company's standards
generating an HTML report for cypress-audit/lighthouse to help isolate errors
Lists of tools for other technologies
While this course focuses on React applications, much of the material can be applied to other technologies (such as Angular or Vue). Additionally, each section lists alternative tools that might better fit your tech stack.
Taught by a proven Udemy instructor, this introductory course will help you get started with automated tests as part of your accessibility strategy!
Who this course is for:
- React developers wishing to add accessibility audits to their automated tests
My teaching career started when I played school with my (not very willing) younger brother as a kid. I gradually expanded my horizons to teaching (marginally) more willing high school students, and more recently have taught software development at various boot camps to delightfully willing adults. I have been working in the software industry on and off since the mid-90s, which predates the birth of many coders in the San Francisco tech scene(!).