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Accessibility Testing

Meet your compliance goals and deliver the same exceptional experience for every customer across all your digital properties.

The Time to Be Proactive About Digital Accessibility is Now

Reach a broader audience and reduce costs.

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 equity across all digital properties while avoiding legal headaches. And while accessibility scanners can be a positive starting point, becoming confidently compliant requires a much more thorough approach. That's where Applause can help.

Applause accessibility assessments combine accessibility expertise with a crowdsourced team of testers that includes native users of assistive technology. We equip your team with the information it needs to fix compliance issues and help developers embrace accessible design for the future.

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Benefits of Accessibility Testing

Our human-led approach to code-driven problems helps you reach a broader audience while significantly reducing the risk of litigation.

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Standards-based Assessments

Testing against guidelines and regulations such as WCAG 2.1, UAAG 2.0, Section 508, Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Deep Expertise

Dedicated accessibility expert on each project brings broad industry and platform knowledge.

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Human Touch

Testers use assistive devices like screen readers to test from the same perspective as your customers.

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Actionable Insights

Detailed explanation of the failure, and solutions for improvement.

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Rapid, Relevant & Actionable Results

Understand problems, prioritize issues, and create a long-term plan.

In general, digital accessibility is neither a core competency nor priority for product and development teams, and getting up to speed quickly can be quite the challenge. Take, for example, the most commonly accepted accessibility guideline, WCAG 2.1 – it has nearly 100 distinct requirements that could generate a failure. Thankfully, our assessments (based on years of experience) cover each one, and detail not only where your pages pass or fail, but why and how to tackle any findings.

During assessments, testers use the website or mobile app exactly how an end-user would. This means potentially using a screen reader and navigating through the site without the use of a mouse. When a failure is discovered, the tester will indicate the type of failure (e.g. WCAG 1.3.2), list reproduction steps, identify affected code, and provide a narrated screen recording so you can better understand the issue. Then, after you’ve fixed failures, we’ll retest to ensure you are then compliant.

When testing is complete, all results are compiled within an executive report that provides information on failures, remediation steps, and highlighted accessibility gaps. In addition, our training and developer support teaches your team accessible design best practices to help minimize the chance of any future red flags.

Case Study

Learn how one of the nations top biomedical research universities, UCSF, employs crowdtesting techniques to ensure its immersive memory evaluation experience is usable by all groups and demographics within the population.

Ready to Take a Proactive Approach to Digital Accessibility?

We’d love to help you meet your compliance goals. Simply fill out the form below, and join thousands of Applause customers who’ve been able to:

  • Broaden Serviceable Market: All digital properties are made accessible to those with disabilities.
  • Reduce Costs: Accessible design built into all new development.
  • Reduce the Risk of Lawsuits: Compliance standards are met with each release.

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