Discover how we address various disabilities to make your digital products truly inclusive.
Blindness → Screen reader compatibility, text-to-speech functionality. Low vision → Zoom features, high contrast modes, resizable text. Color blindness → Alternative text descriptors, pattern differentiation.
Deafness → Captions for audio and video content, visual indicators for sound-based alerts. Hard of hearing → Volume control, background noise minimization.
Limited dexterity → Keyboard-only navigation, voice-activated controls. Muscle tremors → Stabilization features, delay settings for hover or click actions.
Learning disabilities → Simplified language, clear navigation, multiple means of content representation. Short attention span → Break down tasks into smaller steps, offer ‘save progress’ options.
Stuttering or stammering → Speech-to-text functionality with leniency on time delays. Mute → Text-based customer support, alternative form controls.
Epilepsy → Avoidance of flashing or flickering elements, clear exit paths for potentially triggering content.
Combinations of the above → Comprehensive testing that includes multiple assistive technologies and user scenarios.
Types of Accessibility Testing We Offer
Web Accessibility Testing
Ensuring web accessibility is more than a virtue; it’s often a requirement. Our web testing covers WCAG 2.1 compliance, screen reader compatibility, and keyboard navigation. Don’t leave out any potential users; make your website universally accessible.
Desktop apps in public institutions or corporate environments need to accommodate all types of users. Our tests include evaluating text-to-speech functionality, color contrast, and focus order to ensure your software is ADA-compliant.
Smartphones are ubiquitous, and your mobile app needs to cater to everyone. We conduct platform-specific tests, such as VoiceOver for iOS and TalkBack for Android, and validate against mobile accessibility guidelines.
Accessibility isn’t universal across devices and browsers. Our compatibility tests include cross-browser and cross-platform checks, ensuring your digital product remains accessible irrespective of the user’s choice of technology.
Industries Where Accessibility Testing Makes an Impact
Retail and E-Commerce
Online shopping platforms, auction sites, digital catalogs, loyalty program apps, customer service chatbots, etc
Patient portals, telemedicine apps, and appointment booking systems
Mobile banking apps, investment platforms, and loan application sites
Learning management systems, digital textbooks, and virtual classrooms
Public service portals, online voting systems, and tax filing apps
Travel and Hospitality
Booking platforms, flight trackers, and digital travel guides
Media and Entertainment
Streaming services, news websites, and digital magazines
Property listing sites, mortgage calculators, and virtual tour platforms
Nonprofits and Social Services
Donation platforms, volunteer sign-up sites, and community forums
Benefits of Accessibility Testing
Enhanced User Experience
Accessibility testing ensures that your product is not only functional but also user-friendly for everyone, including those with disabilities.
Meeting global accessibility standards like WCAG isn’t just good practice; it’s often a legal requirement. Our testing ensures you’re on the right side of the law.
Legal Risk Mitigation
Non-compliance with accessibility laws such as the ADA and Section 508 can result in fines, lawsuits, and brand damage. Accessibility testing helps mitigate these risks.
Improved Brand Image
An accessible platform demonstrates your commitment to inclusivity, boosting your brand’s image and attracting a wider audience.
The QAwerk Approach to Accessibility Testing
Understanding Your Needs
Our starting point is a one-on-one consultation. We get to know your user base, and that includes acknowledging different types of disabilities like visual, auditory, cognitive, motor impairments, and more.
Our testing complies with global standards like WCAG and ADA as well as country-specific standards such as EN 301 549, DDA & Equality Act, Australian Human Rights Commission Act, and New Zealand Government Web Standards.
We leave no stone unturned, rigorously evaluating every element, from web pages to apps and software.
We use both automated tools and manual testing to catch all potential issues.
Reporting & Recommendations
You’ll get a straightforward report, spotlighting both problems and paths to solutions.
We don’t just deliver a report and call it a day. Our team provides ongoing support and re-testing to ensure that all changes are effectively implemented.
Use QAwerk’s quote calculator for an immediate, ballpark estimate. Our experts will then tailor a detailed quote for your unique needs.
We adapt to your time zone and location, crafting a work schedule that suits you — no compromises needed.
On-Time, On-Budget Delivery
Your business is our priority. Count on QAwerk to deliver accurate results, precisely when and how you need them.
Most of our clients have worked with us for years. QAwerk is one of the leading accessibility testing companies and your trusted advisor who always has your back.
Accessibility Testing FAQ
What distinguishes WCAG 2.1 from other accessibility standards?
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 are globally recognized standards that include a wider range of recommendations for making web content more accessible. The guidelines are geared towards accommodating users with specific disabilities like low vision and cognitive limitations, going beyond just ADA or Section 508 compliance.
What's the difference between digital accessibility testing and software accessibility testing?
While digital accessibility testing encompasses web and mobile applications, software accessibility testing is particularly targeted at desktop applications. Both aim to identify and rectify accessibility issues but may require different tools and methodologies, like VoiceOver for iOS and JAWS for desktop applications.
Why is compatibility testing important?
Compatibility testing ensures that your digital assets are accessible across different devices, browsers, and operating systems. In the context of web accessibility, it’s crucial to validate that assistive technologies like screen readers function consistently irrespective of a user’s choice of technology.
What do you mean by "global accessibility standards"?
Accessibility norms can differ from one country to another. While WCAG is internationally acknowledged, some countries have their own guidelines like the EN 301 549 in Europe or the DDA & Equality Act in the UK. We ensure your digital platforms are compliant with these regional variations.
Why is user experience important in the context of accessibility solutions?
Improving user experience goes hand-in-hand with enhancing accessibility. For instance, our ‘speech-to-text functionality with leniency on time delays’ caters to those with speech disabilities like stuttering, providing a more inclusive and efficient user experience.
There's a real commitment to get the task done in a timeframe that is expected. The quality of the work is very high. I would certainly recommend working with QAwerk's team.
Robert Severn, VP of Engineering at Evolv Technologies
The team is really supportive, and they are nice people, it's always nice to work with such people. They are really effective at what they do.
Sassoon Scheepers, Product Owner at Zazu Africa
The QA team has been a great help for the release of our new offering, Unfold for Brands. The team has really put themselves in the place of the user to find any bugs or user experience issues, mitigating any potential issues at launch.
Alfonso Cobo, Head of Unfold at Squarespace
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Don't just meet standards — exceed them. Contact QAwerk today for a comprehensive accessibility evaluation.