Accessibility Testing

Optimize access for all users regardless of disability.

1 out of every 3 households in America interacts regularly with a person with a disability.

–US Social Security Administration


Accessibility testing works at 3 levels: 1) Inclusion for all per Universal Design principles and in the US, the Americans with Disabilities Act; 2) Legal compliance with Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act which mandates federal; 3) Corporate Responsibility- compliance with equality and fairness to accessing information and online resources for all.


Accessibility Testing is an approach dedicated to optimizing digital assets like websites, mobile apps, devices, and experiences for inclusivity. This method ensures that individuals with diverse impairments—such as visual, cognitive, motor, and hearing challenges—can engage effortlessly. It exemplifies the commitment to equitable access, acknowledging the importance of a universally accessible digital realm.

The evaluation encompasses both design elements and underlying code, aligning with the standards outlined in Section 508. This guarantees that all facets of the interface adhere to established accessibility norms, fostering seamless interaction for all users.

The essence of Accessibility Testing lies in involving individuals with disabilities directly. By immersing them in real contexts, using their personalized Assistive Technologies like JAWS or TalkBack, authentic feedback is gained. This interaction informs the refinement process, creating an experience that genuinely addresses user expectations.

Incorporating Accessibility Testing reflects a dedication to universal design, fostering inclusivity and enriched user interactions. As the digital landscape expands, this proactive methodology embodies meaningful interactions, equal access, and an enhanced user experience, irrespective of users’ abilities.

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  • Gain insights from actual users with disabilities to provide context and proof-check Accessibility checker tools and W3 Guidelines (WCAG).
  • Test with Assistive Technology eg. audible browsers and screen magnifiers like JAWS, MAGic, VoiceOver, and ChromeVox.
  • Add real-world richness to automated analysis (checker tools).
  • Receiive design recommendations that meet Section 508 compliance and A, AA, or AAA standard (WCAG 2.2).

Methods we use:

Section 508 Audit. Accessibility/usability testing. Accessibility code audit. Checker Tools (eg axe™).

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An detailed accessibility test report that includes pragmatic design recommendations. 

Accessibility testing ensures that you are implementing the Section 508 and W3C Accessibility standards realistically. We have found this is a show-stopper issue in accessibility and is a must.

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