Accessibility Testing

We test according to WCAG 2.0 and Section 508 guidelines ; we have a wide range of tools at our disposal.

 

What is Accessibility?

  • Accessibility is the degree to which a product, device, service, or environment is available to as many people as possible
  • Accessibility can be viewed as the “ability to access” and benefit from some system or entity.

The concept often focuses on people with disabilities or special needs and their right of access, enabling the use of assistive technology

The Web is an increasingly important resource in many aspects of life: education, employment, government, commerce, health care, recreation, and more. It is essential that the Web be accessible in order to provide equal access and equal opportunity to people with disabilities. An accessible Web can also help people with disabilities more actively participate in society.

 

Why Should you Choose Accessibility Testing?

Accessibility testing is a subset of usability testing. It is the technique of making sure that your product is accessibility compliant.

Reason 1: Cater to market for Disabled People.

  • 1 in 10 people have a severe disability
  • 1 in 2 people over 65 have reduced capabilities

Reason 2: Abide by Accessibility Legislation (ex. AODA)

  • Did you know that 70% of Ontario Private Sector Organizations are not in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarian’s with Disabilities Act

Reason 3: Avoid Potential Law Suits

  • In the past,Fortune 500 companies have been sued because their products were not disabled friendly. Here a few prominent cases
  • National Federation for the Blind (NFB) vs Amazon (2007)
  • Sexton and NFB vs Target (2007)
  • NFB Vs AOL settlement (1999)