I'm blind and I should do some tests about accessibility and usability on different web sites so, how can I do the tests correctly?
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Well depending on the type of website you are testing, I would come up with a bunch of baseline accessibility use cases that most modern websites should cater too. Stuff like font sizing, contrast, alt tags, text as images etc..
A good guideline can be found here: http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag.php
From my experience, most websites should now be WCAG 2.0 Level 1 or Level 2 compliant. These guidelines cover alot of different types of disabilities and how websites should cater to these. Stuff like blindness, low vision, cognitive disabilities etc..
To actually run the tests you would probably need to get your hands on Accessible software for your computer like:
Some of these cost money, I'm not sure if you have a budget or money to spend. The WAVE toolbar is a great place to start, run it on any webpage and it will give you a report of what the page needs to be accessible friendly. WAVE is free.
I would suggest using Web Accessibility Toolbar (WAT) for web content inspection, Java Ferret for Java applications, and Microsoft Windows Object Inspector (a.k.a. Inpect32) which is now in the Windows SDK for embedded web page software or software applications on MS Windows platform. All of these tools are "visual inspection tools" but are accessible and work well with most assistive technologies. They are a part of the standards-based review for Section 508 that agencies use, today.