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

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.

Definition:

An optimizing approach to ensuring your website is accessible to users with visual, cognitive, motor and hearing impairments. Includes an analysis of your code against Section 508 guidelines and standards. Insight is gained by having actual disabled users assess your design. 

Benefits:

  • Get feedback from actual disabled users.
  • Test with Assistive Technology eg. audible browsers and screen magnifiers  like JAWS, MAGic, VoiceOver and ChromeVox.
  • Add real-world richness to automated analysis (Bobby).
  • Get design recommendations. 

 
Methods we use: 

Section 508 Audit; Accessibility/usability testing; Accessibility code audit

Deliverables: 

Accessibility test report. Includes design recommendations.