Author: Cheryl Farrar, Chief Information Officer
As part of finishing the CPA Evolution user acceptance testing, NASBA partnered with Tennessee School of the Blind High School. NASBA, while not required by law to ensure their systems are ADA compliant, believes it is important that all systems are web accessible. Tennessee School of the Blind volunteered high school students to participate in this effort. These students are visually impaired or totally blind. When NASBA reached out to the school to seek their interest in testing, they were happy to assist.
Partners in this testing work included:
Overall, the testing went well. They were able to test on three different browsers and PCs. The tools used were a braille keyboard, JAWS screen reader, NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) and a screen magnification tool. The students were able to create an account, apply for evaluation and one student submitted a Notice to Schedule (NTS).
Testers provided valuable feedback to allow CGI to further improve the interface for visually impaired or blind candidates. While necessary improvements were uncovered, like spacing issues, all findings were turned into IT tickets that CGI is addressing.
CGI collaborated with NASBA on this testing. During both visits, CGI sent developers and leadership to witness the feedback firsthand.
The staff and students were so proud to participate in the testing. It meant a lot to them that NASBA cares about improving accessibility to the CPA profession.
- MEMBER CENTER
- Products & Services
- Communications & Outreach
- Legislative Support
- Peer Review Overview, Tools & Resources
- DE&I at NASBA
- Enforcement Tools
- NASBA Awards
- NASBA Nation
- Board Gateway Access
- Executive Director Portal
- Credit Extension Map
- Becoming a CPA
- CPA Exam
- International Qualification Examination (IQEX)
- NASBA International Evaluation Services
- Exam News
- Products and Services