Understanding Accessibility Testing
Accessibility testing involves evaluating a website or application against industry standards using assistive technologies like screen readers. Our web accessibility test aims to identify any shortcomings, make necessary improvements, and offer constructive feedback to elevate your digital initiatives.
WCAG 2.0/ 2.1
Accessibility testing involves evaluating a website or app to industry standards by employing assistive technologies (AT) such as screen readers. A web accessibility test is designed to detect violations, make improvements, and provide feedback about your digital initiatives.
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Applicable Design, all electronic and information technology must be accessible to people with disabilities.
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is a piece of legislation that establishes a procedure for developing and enforcing accessibility standards. The four core principles of the AODA are dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity.
Section 508 Refresh
Section 508 compliance refers to a law that requires federal government websites to be accessible and safe for people with disabilities.
As our world becomes more inclusive, digital products and platforms must lead the way! Consequently, accessibility testing needs to be part of your ongoing workflow, not just a one-off project. As accessibility standards continue to evolve, so should your digital experience to meet user needs.
Advocating for a Seamless User Experience
Creating an accessible software product benefits users, society, and your business. It enhances customer experience, fosters brand loyalty, and bolsters overall reputation. Here's how we test for the most common impairments:
Testing the consistency of a website through a voice recognition software
Checking whether hardware (keyboard and mouse) is efficient to navigate through a website
Check to see if the application has keyboard shortcuts for all mouse operations.
The fonts used meet the W3C Accessibility Checker results.
Check to see if the application uses vibration to alert users even when that feature is disabled (mobile apps)
Audio to text converters in place
Our Comprehensive Approach to Accessibility
With around 20% of the population living with a disability and potentially unable to use the internet, it's crucial to make your digital offerings accessible.
Our goal at STS is to create products that offer an inclusive user experience. Leveraging our robust toolset and industry experience, we help you achieve compliance through:
and manual scans
VPAT reporting and
User accessibility testing
User experience (UX) recommendations
VPAT creation and recommendations
EXPERIENCED WITH A RANGE OF TOOLS
What makes functional testing an integral part of software development?Functional testing is an integral part of software development as it ensures that the software performs its intended functions correctly, meeting user requirements. This leads to improved user satisfaction, product quality, and lower maintenance costs.
How does your functional testing process align with Agile methodologies?Our functional testing process aligns with Agile methodologies by facilitating regular and thorough testing during each sprint. This allows us to ensure the functionality of new features and improvements while enabling us to adapt to changes rapidly.
What types of defects can functional testing identify and help rectify?Functional testing can identify a wide variety of defects, such as user interface functionality issues, problems with software functions, errors in data handling, and inaccuracies in the implementation of business logic or rules.
What tools and technologies are used in your functional testing services?We employ a variety of tools for functional testing including Selenium, JIRA, QuickTest Professional (QTP), and TestComplete. These tools automate the process of functional testing, improving efficiency and accuracy.
How does your functional testing process ensure that the software aligns with the specified requirements?Our functional testing process verifies and validates each function of the software application against the specified requirements. By comparing actual functionality with expected outputs for given inputs, we ensure that the software meets the desired criteria.