What Is Accessibility Testing?
Accessibility testing is the practice of making your web and mobile apps usable to as many people as possible. It makes apps accessible to those with disabilities, such as vision impairment, hearing disabilities, and other physical or cognitive conditions.
Accessibility testing works best when incorporated into your testing strategies — don’t let it be an afterthought. Align it with your test cycle and sync your results all in one place with Perfecto’s test reporting.
Makes content accessible to all
Meets legal requirements
Improves overall experience
Why Accessibility Testing Is a Necessity
You need accessibility testing to meet the needs of all users. It’s also the law. Between the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), Section 508, and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), you have plenty of regulations to meet. Failure to do so could result in fines of $75,000-$150,000.
With Perfecto, you can automate accessibility testing and get the necessary reports you need to prove compliance for your applications.
Accessibility Testing Use Cases
You need to ensure that your apps work with screen readers, speech recognition software, screen magnification, and more. Perfecto can help you eliminate manual non functional testing and accelerate automated accessibility testing.
You need to test:
- Labels — Used by assistive technologies, like VoiceOver or TalkBack.
- Text contrast — Ratio between text or images and background color.
- Hit area size — Area designated for user interaction.
- View hierarchy of UI — Determines how easy the Android app is to navigate.
- Dynamic font size — Option for users to increase font size to fit their needs.
Increase Accessibility Testing With Automation
Most accessibility tests are done manually or not at all. Many teams outsource accessibility testing to third party services. When it is done, it’s usually not part of the cycle. Accessibility testing is not executed as frequently as it needs to be. This leaves risk for compliance fees and escaped defects.
Fortunately, with Perfecto, accessibility testing is a seamless and free add-on to existing test automation cycles — for both web and mobile apps.
Accessibility Testing for Native Mobile & Hybrid Apps
This is the biggest struggle for most companies. The integrated accessibility test automation for Perfecto fits right into your mobile app testing cycles so you can ensure your app works for your entire user base.