Build and maintain digital accessibility by embedding testing and best practices into your development process.
Accessibility is Critical to Your Business
A human-driven approach to digital accessibility testing.
From increasing your customer base to risk mitigation, the reasons to be digitally accessible are numerous. Proactive companies integrate accessibility into their development lifecycle. Doing so helps ensure digital properties are inclusive to all users and conform with established guidelines. And while automated accessibility scanners can be a starting point, they are unable to identify all issues. That's where Applause’s human-driven approach can help.
Applause offers a full suite of accessibility testing and training services, led by a team of experts, that enables brands to identify weaknesses in their digital experiences, resolve issues quickly and integrate best practices into regular operations.
Benefits of Accessibility Testing
Our human-led approach helps you reach a broader audience while significantly reducing the risk of litigation.
Expert-led assessments against WCAG 2.1, Section 508 and other accessibility guidelines.
Our team of experts has deep knowledge of accessibility guidelines and best practices and can test on a full range of assistive technology.
Our human-driven approach identifies issues that automated scanners will not.
You’ll receive a list of failures prioritized by severity level along with detailed bug reports containing screenshots, videos and remediation recommendations.
Integrate Accessibility Into Regular Operations
Understand issues, prioritize fixes and educate teams.
As the pace of development increases, it is critical that accessibility is embedded in your software development lifecycle. Applause gives you access to a team of experts who perform assessments of your digital properties, wireframes or content against accessibility guidelines including WCAG 2.1. With years of experience, our team can help you understand which user flows should be prioritized and determine a regular cadence for assessments. Following an assessment, you’ll receive detailed findings that prioritize issues based on severity level and remediation recommendations so your team can resolve issues quickly. Once resolved, our team will validate that issues have been fixed correctly and identify any outstanding conformance concerns resulting from code changes. Applause can also provide Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs) and help with Accessibility Conformance Reports (ACRs) to showcase your conformance to accessibility guidelines.
Accessibility is not a one-time fix. It should be a continuous commitment across the organization. Accessibility education is critical to ensure continuous conformance to guidelines. Applause provides customized course development and training to showcase the importance of accessibility throughout your organization and to educate individual teams on how to incorporate best practices into regular operations.
To help build accessibility into everyday operations, developers can use the Applause Accessibility Tool to identify and resolve issues while they code. Like all automated accessibility tools, this should be leveraged alongside manual testing to uncover the portion of accessibility issues that require human evaluation to detect.
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Ready to Take a Proactive Approach to Digital Accessibility?
We’d love to help you meet your conformance goals. Fill out the form below to join thousands of Applause customers who’ve been able to:
- Broaden the Serviceable Market: All digital properties are made accessible to those with disabilities.
- Build Positive Brand Image: Digital accessibility demonstrates corporate social responsibility.
- Reduce the Risk of Lawsuits: Ensure conformance to accessibility guidelines with each release.