Accessibility testing is a technique to verify that the application’s content is accessible by all users, including those with disabilities like vision impairments, deafness, and other cognitive conditions. It also ensures content accessibility without conventional interactions like using a mouse, touchpad or even reading. Implementing accessibility testing in can ensure your application’s content is easily accessible to all users without any roadblocks.
Types of Accessibility Tests
Color Usage Testing
Color usage tests verify your application does not only rely on the use of colors. Testing to compare the perception of a visually impaired or color-blind person to the perception of a non-visually impaired person helps you identify if a visually impaired person can identify if their information has been entered correctly.
The aim of field-focused tests is to ensure individuals with motor disabilities can also use your application. The tests verify that your application has the focus indicator provided by browsers enabled and that it contains every single element. Now your users will know where they are positioned or what they have selected.
Navigation tests are usually carried out using a keyboard instead of using a mouse to interact with a system. They are related to field-focused tests because, in order to perform them, the focus must be correctly configured so keyboard navigation is possible.
Zoom tests are crucial for individuals with low vision. First, you need to ensure zoom functionality is enabled for your application. Next, you examine if the application works correctly when the zoom is applied. It is common to identify problems with these kinds of tests as information is cut off or elements on are not adjusted correctly.
Screen Reader Testing
Screen readers turn HTML content into simplified audio – it reads and explains what is being displayed on the screen. To perform these tests, you first activate the tools and then manually navigate through the system while observing whether what the reader interprets is consistent with what is being displayed on the screen.
Scalability testing determines your application’s ability to handle increasing amounts of load and processing. measuring attributes including response time, throughput, hits and requests per second, transaction processing speed, CPU usage, network usage and more.
Benefits of Accessibility Testing
Accessible applications helps you avoid legal complications.
Accessible applications help you reach a wider audience.
Accessible navigation improves your application’s bounce rate.
Improves the overall usability and user experience of your application.
Rich text formats on applications make it easier for search engines to find them.
Why Choose Snap for Your Application’s Accessibility Testing?
No one should be unable to use your application due to disabilities such as vision impairment, hearing disabilities and other physical or cognitive conditions. Testing accessibility with Snap Automation ensures your application will be inclusive and loved equally by all!