An Introduction to Digital Accessibility

An Introduction to Digital Accessibility

At the seminal event of “Women Who Test” organised by the group’s Bangalore chapter on 18th November, our experts- Sr. Vice President, Rajini Padmanaban, and Sr. Accessibility Lead Engineer, Rohan Sharma, conferred a webinar on “An Introduction to Digital Accessibility”.

The webinar essentially focused on the intrinsic nuances of digital accessibility, starting from its very definition and the need and importance of accessibility, especially in this day and age. With over 15% of the world’s population being differently abled, the webinar threw light upon the types of disabilities that exist, including visual, motor, hearing and cognitive impairments. As the set compliance standards and guidelines including Section 508, WCAG 2.1 and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), were highlighted, the nuances and aspects within were elaborated upon thoroughly.

With a key focus on testing strategy and process for accessibility, our experts brought out the streamlined and novel approach that we follow at QA InfoTech– a paired testing approach. As an abled SME and a differently abled engineer collaborate to identify accessibility bugs and expand the test coverage, the effectiveness of the whole test strategy increases two-fold. The use of assistive technology and tools was also an area well dwelt upon.

This webinar brought forth the significance of building an inclusive digital environment and space, especially in 2020 wherein being digitally accessible has become the need of the hour. To enable digital accessibility within the core engineering efforts and enhancing end-user experience, this webinar focused on the pressing needs of 2020. It is time that everyone realises the importance and gravity of a digitally accessible space.

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Established in 2003, with less than five testing experts, QA InfoTech has grown leaps and bounds with three QA Centers of Excellence globally; two of which are located in the hub of IT activity in India, Noida, and the other, our affiliate QA InfoTech Inc Michigan USA. In 2010 and 2011, QA InfoTech has been ranked in the top 100 places to work for in India.

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