Accessibility Testing

Accessibility Testing

Accessibility testing is done with consideration to people with differing disabilities. It ensures that people with disabilities like color blindness, old age, vision & hear impairment are able to use the application.
Now day's technology has played very vital role in providing support to the people with differing disabilities by helping them in operating the software products and have a better experience.
About 20% of the population has disability issues. A software product can cater to this big market, if it's made disabled friendly. Accessibility issues in software can be resolved if Accessibility Testing is made part of the normal testing life cycle. Looking at the latest market trend, many product companies have started including the Accessibility Testing as part of their normal testing life cycle and also started supporting the Accessibility Testing in many ways.


We recommend carrying out Accessibility Testing using combination of Manual techniques and (semi) Automation tools. Steps are:
  • An Accessibility Tester goes through the site manually and comes up with first-glance problems.
  • A semi-automated tool is invoked for the page. Based on the particular accessibility standard being tested for, an appropriate tool can be chosen. Some examples are ATRC Web Accessibility Checker or Cynthia Says.
  • The list of potential issues identified in step2, is again examined by the manual tester and appropriately flagged.