Accessibility testing services

Accessibility testing services are becoming more popular for many reasons. Some companies are concerned about legal issues if their websites and apps violate federal standards. Others want to make sure that everyone has equal access to content. Whatever the reason, accessibility testing services can help your business or non-profit be usable by all.

We can help identify accessibility issues with manual testing, automated testing, or both. While automated testing can’t catch everything, it’s great to have in place for any technical issues your software might have. And with manual testing, our experienced testers will personally audit your website or app for accessibility and user experience issues.

WCAG Principles

If you’re not familiar with WCAG, that’s okay! We can help break down everything you need to know. “WCAG” stands for Web Content Accessibility Guide, and there are different levels of guidelines (with A as the lowest, and AAA as the highest).

The Web Content Accessibility Guide has four main principles. No matter what type of disability a user has, they need accessible web content to be:

  1. Perceivable
    Perceivable
    users need to be able to perceive the information on the screen.
    For example, if the user is blind and the information is only presented in a picture without a description, they won’t be able to perceive it.
  2. Operable
    Operable
    users need to be able to use the interface.
    For example, if a captcha only provided an audio option, a user that was deaf wouldn’t be able to use it.
  3. Understandable
    Understandable
    users need to be able to understand the info on the screen.
  4. Robust
    Robust
    users need to be able to interact with the content even as new technologies come out.

We test against WCAG standards and use a myriad of screen readers (including JAWS and NVDA), magnifiers, talk-back software, and many other assistive technologies commonly used by real users.