Accessibility Testing Services
Accessibility Testing guarantees that your website, mobile app or service is accessible and addresses the needs of as many users as possible – including those with visual, hearing, physical or cognitive disabilities.
Since Accessibility Testing is intrinsically tied to our mission as a company, our testing approach prioritizes Accessibility and leverages our unique set of skills and perspectives including testers with real world disabilities.
People in the United States have a physical disability
People in the United States have cognitive or emotional function disability
People in the United States have difficulty seeing
People in the United States have difficulty hearing
Testing Approaches for Various Disabilities
Physical Disability – Operable with Keyboard, Mouse, Screen reader / Voiceover, Usability without images.
Cognitive Disability – Alternatives for time based media, Users have enough time to read and use content.
Visual Impairment – Text spacing and sizing, Color scheme and contrast, Risk of inducing seizures, Ease of navigation, Usability of the site with magnifier / zoom
Hearing Impairment – Video captions are provided, Text alternatives are provided for any non text content, Ease of navigation.
Real People Testing on Real Devices
All of our accessibility testing services are executed by real testers, in-house, on real physical devices. This allows us to guarantee maximum accuracy and reproducibility of issues across a variety of devices and operating system versions.
Our Accessibility Team is composed of over 16 trained and highly skilled testers including testers with visual impairments.
Partnering with Oregon Commission for the Blind
In 2020, we hired our first blind testers on the PLUS QA Accessibility Testing team. This was the result of 7 months of collaboration with the Oregon Commission for the Blind.
Thanks to this partnership and the unique perspectives of our visually impaired testers, we have learned so much about both Accessibility Testing and working with assistive technologies.
Working with testers who experience accessibility in their daily lives allows us to prioritize accessibility issues that have a real impact on usability. We are able to test software from the perspective of people who need these issues to be addressed.
In addition to the obvious benefits of hiring screenreader experts, we are excited to give those with disabilities a platform where their voice can be heard in the realm of digital accessibility.