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Accessibility testing

Accessibility is one of the key components of a high-quality application that meets all the latest development guidelines and regulations. Digital accessibility makes web content, software, documents, and other digital products and content accessible to everyone, including people with different disabilities.

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The importance of accessibility

Gain a competitive advantage

Accessibility allows your product to be accessible to everyone. This shows that you are considerate, attentive, and respectful to all of your users. Lack of accessibility can lead to a bad reputation and decrease your user base, resulting in direct monetary loss.

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Following the best accessibility practices will increase the potential audience for your product by giving everyone an equal opportunity to use it.

Following the best accessibility practices—like using video captions, alternative text, heading structure, and audio transcripts—will improve search engine visibility. As a result, people will be more likely to find your application.

By increasing your application's accessibility, you are also improving the overall product user experience. The more adaptive the content of your product is and the more accessible it is to all users, the higher the user satisfaction and retention.

Non-compliance with accessibility standards can harm your product and company. There are various standards regarding accessibility. Non-compliance with those standards can result in a bad reputation, loss of resources, and even lawsuits.

Almost all countries have accessibility requirements that apply to government and private organizations—or will apply in the nearest future. A software product’s non-compliance with these requirements can mean legal consequences.

When you may need it

Building an inclusive product

Accessibility testing ensures your product is accessible to users with various disabilities. Here are some instances when you may need accessibility testing.

Operating in the public sector

Building software for the public sector requires you to comply with governmental requirements.

Working in the private sector

Developing software for private companies may require you to comply with governmental requirements.

Creating a user-centered product

Consider how your product will be used by people with disabilities, different age groups, and cultural or linguistic backgrounds.

Building a winning reputation

Build an impeccable reputation for your company while increasing your customer reach and user retention.

Enhancing the user experience

Make sure your product delivers a great user experience to rank higher on search engines and increase visibility.

Developing an inclusive product

Improve your product by making it easy to use and readily available to everyone, including people with disabilities.

Accessibility guidelines

Equal access to all

Each country has its own accessibility requirements for organizations. However, many of these standards are included in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines or simply WCAG.

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Compliance with WCAG

When performing accessibility testing, we make sure your product is accessible to people with different kinds of disabilities and is compliant with the WCAG standard. You can be sure that our accessibility testing services meet the highest quality standards.

Perceivable

We check if users can discern content using the browser or assistive technologies in ways they can perceive.

Operable

We ensure users can successfully operate and control all the user interface components and navigations.

Understandable

We make sure users can understand and operate the user interface in a predictable and consistent way.

Robust

We test to see if users can interact with content that is compatible with a wide range of user agents.

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Deliver an accessible product

Accessibility testing requires a combination of manual and automated testing. Automated testing alone cannot detect all accessibility issues as it may give unreliable results, while manual accessibility testing is more efficient in testing dynamic features.

Manual accessibility testing

Manual accessibility testing allows you to detect accessibility issues that cannot be replicated by a machine or computer program.

Manual accessibility testing is used to assess:

  • Keyboard-only navigation
  • Compatibility with assistive technology
  • Error messages and error prevention
  • Distinguishable links
  • Accuracy of text alternatives
  • The meaningful sequence of content
  • Audio descriptions and captions
  • Other accessibility criteria that cannot be automated
Different tools used for manual accessibility testing.
QA engineer performing automated accessibility testing.

Automated accessibility testing

Most digital products contain content that is too large and complex to comb through by hand. Using automated tools helps speed up the testing process.

Automated accessibility testing is used to assess:

  • Page titles
  • Hierarchical heading structure
  • Presence of text alternatives
  • Empty links
  • Color contrast
  • Form labels
  • HTML page language and attributes
Outcomes

A more accessible product

Our engineers will provide you with a detailed accessibility bug report that will include all the issues found and suggestions for further activities. We can either use available tools to create our own bug report or use a tool or report template provided by you to create one.

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