Accessibility Testing

Accessibility testing is a subset of usability testing where in the users under consideration are people with all abilities and disabilities. The significance of this testing is to verify both usability and accessibility.
Accessibility aims to cater people of different abilities such as:
  • Visual Impairments
  • Physical Impairment
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Learning Impairment
A good web application should cater to all sets of people and NOT just limited to disabled people. These include:
  1. Users with poor communications infrastructure
  2. Older people and new users, who are often computer illiterate
  3. Users using old system (NOT capable of running the latest software)
  4. Users, who are using NON-Standard Equipment
  5. Users, who are having restricted access