WAS Sample Exam Questions

Domain I: Creating Accessible Web Solutions (40%)

Question One: Based on the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG), what must an authoring tool be? 
  1. Interoperable 
  2. Keyboard accessible
  3. Java based 
  4. Standalone
  • The distractors are 1, 3, and 4.
  • The correct answer is 2. Keyboard accessible
Question Two: What is an example of  an ARIA property? 
  1. Role-menuitem 
  2. Aria-selected 
  3. Aria-labelledby
  4. Aria-checked 
  • The distractors are 1, 2, and 4.
  • The correct answer is 3. Aria-labelledby

Question Three: Which of the following areas of accessibility do the seventeen (17) new success criteria in WCAG 2.1 address?
  1. Internet of things
  2. Windows desktop features
  3. Mobility disabilities
  4. Cognitive disabilities
  • The distractors are 1, 2, and 3.
  • The correct answer is 4. Cognitive disabilities

Domain II: Identify accessibility issues in web solutions (40%)

Question Four: Your webpage has a set of radiobuttons for preferences. If you select the last radiobutton "other" focus is automatically moved to a text input where you can provide more information. All individual radiobuttons are labeled and the group as a whole has an associated label. Which, if any, WCAG violation applies?
  1.  2.1.1 - Keyboard
  2. 3.2.2 - Change on input
  3. 2.4.3 - Focus order
  4. None - this pattern is fully WCAG 2.1 AA conforming
  • The distractors are 1, 3, and 4.
  • The correct answer is 2. 3.2.2 - Change on input
Question Five: Which of the following statement is true for the intentions of SC 1.4.12 - Text Spacing?
  1. Dictates that text and spacing must be set to one set of specified metrics.
  2. Prevents people from overriding author structure and formats.
  3. Allows user to increase spacing between lines and paragraphs.
  4. Displaying words and characters in overlapping patterns is required.
  • The distractors are 1, 2, and 4.
  • The correct answer is 3. Allows user to increase spacing between lines and paragraphs.
Question Six: Of the browsers listed below, which one is the best choice for using NVDA for accessibility testing?
  1. Safari
  2. Firefox 
  3. IE 11
  4. Edge
  • The distractors are 1, 3, and 4.
  • The correct answer is 2. Firefox

Domain III: Remediating issues in web solutions (20%)

Question Seven: Which option can a non-technical site owner implement to remove barriers for people using screen readers?
  1. Change outlines to zero
  2. Turn off auto-play on video players
  3. Apply a pointer gesture plug-in
  4. Display open captions
  • The distractors are 1, 3, and 4.
  • The correct answer is 2. Turn off auto-play on video players
Question Eight: Which accessibility testing methodology addresses how to approach a large enterprise audit? 
  1. WCAG-UX
  2. ATAG
  4. WCAG-EM
  • The distractors are 1, 2, and 3.
  • The correct answer is 4. WCAG-EM

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