Accessibility Testing Proposals In 2021

Posted by D2i Team on June 23, 2021

As the New Year steps up, the need to invest in domain accessibility also increases. The pandemic also impacts availing accessibility testing services. 2021 will be the year to put efforts into sustaining the digital environment and spot the areas for enhancing the domain.

Let’s have a look at the proposals that will be implemented in accessibility testing.

Accessibility Is No More Than Rethinking

The accessibility will be taken as an afterthought while take product lives in the traditional process. The perception was that when the product is ready and released after that accessibility comes. But challenges will be faced with the passage of time complexities will occur many times in detecting the main loopholes of the accessibility.

Accessibility Automation

Automation will be made because of its significance and need in the domain of accessibility. Priorities will be given to the automation capabilities of the organizations for faster and economical outcomes. Various automation tools will be used while accessibility testing ­­­­­­­­­.

A human-centric approach is one of the significant things in the perspective of delivering end products and automation will let in delivering the products at a faster rate.

Mobile Application Testing Part

As mobile applications are becoming one of the important parts of our lives, the need for accessibility for these also becomes a need. For different groups of people with disabilities has been changing while in this pandemic for daily activities like shopping, conference calls, etc. With the most advanced automation testing tools and real-time users’ help during the mobile application, testing will help in finding accessibility bottlenecks and their elimination at an early stage.

Target Hidden Disabilities

With advancements in WCAG day by day, WCAG 2.2 will be rolled out soon and with the introduction of WCAG 3.0, the hidden disabilities will be expanding. Different guidelines will be brought due to this expansion of disabilities.

All these recommendations for accessibility testing this year will be done with the latest ongoing trends in the browser capabilities like the introduction of dark mode in the websites. These would lead towards accessibility testing incorporating the latest testing efforts with industry practices and new guidelines and rules of digital accessibility.

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