Accessibility testers you can trust.

With Fable, you have access to a diverse community of people with disabilities, who use various assistive technologies. With technical expertise ranging from novice to expert, our community can support your product lifecycle from user research, to design, to QA.

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What assistive technology do testers use?

Within our community of people with disabilities, 20+ unique assistive technology configurations are used, including many of the following assistive technologies:

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Screen readers

  • JAWS

  • NVDA

  • VoiceOver

  • TalkBack

  • Narrator

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Magnification

  • ZoomText

  • iOS Zoom

  • Android Zoom

  • Browser Zoom

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  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking

  • Switch systems

  • Headmouse

  • On-screen keyboard

Illustration: various assistive technologies: screen readers, screen magnification, and alternative navigation

What assistive technology do testers use?

Within our community of people with disabilities, 20+ unique assistive technology configurations are used, including many of the following assistive technologies:

Screen readers

  • JAWS

  • NVDA

  • VoiceOver

  • TalkBack

  • Narrator

Magnification

  • ZoomText

  • iOS Zoom

  • Android Zoom

  • Browser Zoom

Alt. nav.

  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking

  • Switch systems

  • Headmouse

  • On-screen keyboard

Michael Sidarose, Accessibility Tester

What is your favourite thing about being a Fable tester? 

“I have the opportunity of making the online world more inclusive for those who have disabilities so that they can feel more a part of the society that everyone lives in.”

What type of Assistive Technology do you use? 

“On my PC laptop JAWS for Windows and on my iPhone VoiceOver.

Michael Sidarose is an olive skinned man with black hair wearing a dark navy buttoned up henley shirt.
Michael Sidarose is an olive skinned man with black hair wearing a dark navy buttoned up henley shirt.

Michael Sidarose, Accessibility Tester

What is your favourite thing about being a Fable tester? 

“I have the opportunity of making the online world more inclusive for those who have disabilities so that they can feel more a part of the society that everyone lives in.”

What type of Assistive Technology do you use? 

“On my PC laptop JAWS for Windows and on my iPhone VoiceOver.

About Fable Testers

Fable testers are a diverse community of individuals, all of whom live with a disability, and each who use assistive technology as part of their daily life.  All of our testers are vetted and trained, to ensure that they have the skills needed to give you the best and most actionable feedback. 

Data from our community

Fable testers come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Some notable facts about our community:

Diverse

  • Equal gender representation (exactly 50/50 split)
  • Multiple ethnicities represented (including Caucasian, Black, Asian, Caribbean, East Indian, and more)
  • Wide age range (testers from ages 19 to 69)
  • Located across the US and Canada in 5 different timezones

Experienced

  • All testers have at least two years experience using their assistive technology
  • We work with assistive technology users from beginner, to intermediate, to advanced experience levels
  • Many of our active testers have done over a hundred hours of testing with us at Fable over the last year
  • Three quarters of testers have experience with multiple types of assistive technology
  • Our community uses many different combinations of browser, assistive technology, and operating system, resulting in 20+ available unique tester configurations.

Safe and secure testing

When testers apply to Fable, they participate in an assistive tech and communication skills assessment. If selected to join the community, each individual signs an agreement that covers confidential information and a community-sourced code of conduct. In some cases, testers may receive an additional NDA or direct authentication to private networks from our customers.

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