The population of the differently abled people globally is increasing by the day. This includes people with visual, hearing, cognitive and motor impairments. As technology makes in-roads into newer domains and applications, making products accessible for one and all has become the need of the day. Section 508 testing, more specifically WCAG2.1 compliance testing is important to standardize accessibility engineering in product development.
Section 508 and WCAG testing
These standards with WCAG being a subset of Sec 508,
are being leveraged by product organizations globally in their
drive to build digitally inclusive solutions that bring in more market share,
better alignment with legal requirements and a product that keeps users in the forefront.
The updates to these compliances are regular, organized and comprehensive making these a
one-stop-shop for accessibility engineering. The standards also provide multiple acceptance
criteria enabling flexibility in adoption at varied paces based on an organization’s
accessibility maturity as opposed to one-size-fits-all model.
We have also been working with several clients to enable accessibility in their files, across formats.
This has been working very well with a simple, yet comprehensive engineering approach that ensures compliance
with global standards including Sec 508, WCAG 2.1 and ADA, across files and content that product
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Why QA InfoTech for your accessibility testing?
Faster bug detection, quick turnaround time and 24X7 support.
Our special pair testing team comprises of a normal and a differently
abled engineer who can ramp up as per need.
A niche accessibility development team to help with implementing the outcomes of accessibility testing.
A flexibile engagement model to take your products, files through the journey of digital inclusions
at a pace that aligns with your bussiness needs.
Automation In accessibility
As cognitive an area accessibility is,
QA InfoTech focuses on offering the right balance between
manual and automated test techniques with end user inclusiveness as the key.
Automated accessibility has been an area of deep interest
for us and with the collective expertise of our automation and accessibility teams,
we have been able to leverage the latest in the industry including image recognition,
natural language processing and machine learning APIs to bring in AI powered automation
in this space.
The results have been promising and the future very bright.
Advantage with QA InfoTech’s Unique Accessibility Solution
With our team of accessibility subject matter experts (SME) alongside a team of differently
abled, QA InfoTech addresses not just the compliance requirements but also the end user empathy
in testing and enabling a product to realistic levels of digital inclusiveness.
Our accessibility testing services are unique wherein we leverage a paired testing approach
– for specific areas of test the SMEs work with the differently abled – this approach offers comprehensive
accessibility test coverage, as opposed to either of these groups working individually.
A combination of manual
and automated testing techniques are herein
leveraged to align accessibility with core Agile development cycles.
We have experience with open source and commercial tools to enable accessibility testing with
assistive tools such as screen readers, screen magnifiers, voice dictation tools, speech recognition
tools, accessibility tool bars, for all platforms including desktop, web and mobile.
At the end of every release, a VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template) report is
diligently prepared for our clients along with an objective gauge of where they stand in their
journey to digital inclusion. Such a combination of standards and people driven testing gives
us an end-to-end accessibility test focus from design and engineering standpoints.
Our Accessibility Domain Experience
We have been providing accessibility testing services to product companies in several
domains including Publishing, eLearning, BFSI, Retail, Media, Healthcare, Travel,
in areas of mobile and web accessibility testing with
a larger goal of making accessibility co-exist with other quality attributes and workflows,
without any compromise.
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