Accessibility Testing

Accessibility testing is a critical component of usability testing, focusing on ensuring digital content (such as websites and applications) is usable by individuals with diverse abilities and disabilities. Accessibility testing services specialize in evaluating digital content for compliance with accessibility standards. These evaluations are crucial to ensuring that people with disabilities, including those who are blind or visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing, and those with mobility or cognitive disabilities, can access and use digital content effectively.

At D2i Technology, we recognize the significance of website accessibility services in enhancing product user experience (UX) and boosting SEO performance. Our team of accessibility experts not only identifies accessibility issues but also assists in remedying them according to WCAG 2.X guidelines, 508 Compliance, and ADA standards.

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We offer a comprehensive approach to accessibility testing, helping companies achieve inclusive digital products.
Our services include:
  • We use automated tools and expert testers (sighted and non-sighted) to find and fix accessibility issues, ensuring WCAG, 508, and ADA compliance.
  • Our reports clearly outline identified issues, referencing the specific accessibility guidelines that are not met, and provide practical recommendations for remediation.
  • Our accessibility engineers can participate in your Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to proactively identify and prevent accessibility barriers from the beginning.
  • We can review existing accessibility certificates and VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template) reports to ensure their accuracy and completeness.
Accessibility ensures everyone can use your product, including people with:
  • Visual Impairments
  • Physical Impairment
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Learning Impairment
A good web application should cater to a wide range of users, not just those with disabilities. These include:
  • Users with poor communication infrastructure.
  • Older people and new users who may be less familiar with technology.
  • Users accessing the application on older systems that may not support the latest software.
  • Users utilizing non-standard equipment or alternative browsing devices.
  • Users with restricted access, such as those in regions with limited internet censorship or access limitations.
Tools/Screen Readers
  • JAWS (Job Access With Speech)
  • NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access)
  • TalkBack (for Android phones)
  • VoiceOver (for iOS)
  • Microsoft Narrator
  • Color Contrast Analyzer
  • Dragon Speech Recognition
  • ZoomText

Accessibility testing companies can benefit from partnering with D2i Technology to ensure their products and services are accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. D2i Technology specializes in testing websites, software, and mobile applications for compliance with accessibility guidelines and standards, such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. Through comprehensive testing, D2i Technology identifies and addresses accessibility barriers, improving the user experience for all users and helping companies comply with accessibility laws and regulations.

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FAQs:

  What is accessibility testing, and why is it important?

Accessibility testing ensures that digital content, such as websites and applications, can be easily accessed and used by people with disabilities. It's crucial for ensuring inclusivity and compliance with accessibility standards and regulations.

  What types of disabilities does accessibility testing address?

Accessibility testing caters to various disabilities, including visual impairments, auditory impairments, motor impairments, cognitive impairments, and more. It ensures that people with diverse needs can navigate and interact with digital platforms effectively.

  How does accessibility testing benefit businesses?

Accessibility testing unlocks a wider market. People with disabilities represent a significant portion of the global population (over 1 billion people worldwide). By ensuring your products are accessible, you tap into this vast audience. It also goes beyond compliance - accessibility features like clear captions or keyboard navigation benefit everyone, not just those with disabilities. This creates a more positive user experience, boosts customer satisfaction, and strengthens your brand reputation by demonstrating inclusivity.

  What accessibility standards and guidelines do you follow?

We follow industry standards, primarily the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). This ensures our evaluations are comprehensive and meet the latest accessibility requirements.

  What types of digital content do you test for accessibility?

We offer accessibility testing services for various digital content, including websites, web applications, mobile applications (iOS and Android), documents (PDFs, Word documents), multimedia (audio and video), and more. Our testing covers a wide range of platforms and formats.

  How do you conduct accessibility testing?

Our experienced testers employ a combination of manual and automated testing techniques to evaluate digital content for accessibility compliance. We conduct thorough audits, usability assessments, assistive technology testing, and user testing to identify and address accessibility barriers.

  What deliverables can I expect from your accessibility testing services?

Upon completion of accessibility testing, you will receive a detailed report outlining findings, recommendations, and actionable insights for improving accessibility. We provide remediation guidance, prioritized issues, and ongoing support to ensure your digital content meets accessibility standards.

  Do you offer ongoing accessibility support and consultation?

Yes, we offer ongoing accessibility support and consultation to assist you in maintaining accessibility compliance and addressing any accessibility-related challenges that may arise. Our team is committed to helping you create and maintain inclusive digital experiences.

  Is accessibility testing required by law or regulations?

Accessibility requirements vary depending on your industry, geographic location, and target audience. While some countries have laws mandating accessibility compliance for digital content, others may have voluntary guidelines or industry standards. Regardless of legal obligations, investing in accessibility testing is a best practice for creating inclusive digital experiences and mitigating legal risks.

  Do you provide accessibility testing services specifically for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

Yes, we offer accessibility testing services tailored to ADA requirements, ensuring that your digital content meets the accessibility standards outlined in the ADA. Our testing procedures align with ADA Title III regulations, which mandate accessibility for public accommodations and commercial facilities.

  What is a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), and how can it benefit my organization?

A VPAT is a document that evaluates the accessibility of a product or service and provides information about its conformance to accessibility standards, such as the WCAG. Having a VPAT can benefit your organization by facilitating communication with customers, partners, and regulatory authorities regarding the accessibility of your digital products. It demonstrates your commitment to accessibility and helps build trust with stakeholders.

  Do you provide VPAT documentation as part of your accessibility testing services?

Yes, we can generate VPAT documentation as part of our accessibility testing services. Our VPATs comprehensively assess the accessibility of your digital content and provide detailed information about its conformance to accessibility standards, including WCAG criteria. This documentation can be valuable for demonstrating compliance with accessibility requirements to clients, vendors, and regulatory agencies.

  Can you customize VPATs to meet specific organizational or regulatory requirements?

Absolutely, we can tailor VPATs to meet your organization's unique needs and address specific regulatory requirements or industry standards. Our team works closely with you to understand your requirements and ensure that the VPAT accurately reflects the accessibility status of your digital products or services.

  How often should accessibility testing be conducted for digital content?

Accessibility testing should be conducted regularly throughout the development lifecycle of digital content, from initial design stages to post-launch maintenance. It's essential to incorporate accessibility testing into your development processes to identify and address accessibility issues early on and ensure ongoing compliance with accessibility standards and regulations.

  Do you offer training or workshops on accessibility best practices for development teams?

Yes, we provide training and workshops on accessibility best practices for development teams to help them understand the importance of accessibility, learn how to design and develop accessible digital content, and integrate accessibility testing into their workflows effectively. Our training programs cover topics such as WCAG guidelines, assistive technology, accessible design principles, and more.