Accessibility testing involves measuring the ease with which disabled users can complete
common tasks on your website. Accessibility testing on your website can lead to:
- A truly accessible and usable website, easy for users to complete your goal for them.
- An increased understanding of persons with vision loss and disabled users and buy-in
Following the completion of the accessibility testing you'll receive a full report and
an oral presentation summarizing the main points. The report outlines the findings,
both positive and negative, from the accessibility testing and offers specific recommendations
for optimizing your website's accessibility.
We strongly advise you come and watch the accessibility testing live - it's truly an
eye-opening experience. Testing takes place in our purpose-built usability lab and
there's a viewing room next door with a one-way mirror between the two rooms. Using
state-of-the-art software we capture what the user is doing on-screen, together with
audio commentary and a video of the user carrying out the test.
Accessible Printing can carry out accessibility testing with users with a range of disabilities:
- Visually impaired (screen reader users)
- Partially sighted (screen magnifier users)
- Learning difficulties
- Motor impaired
During the accessibility testing participants are instructed to think aloud at all times.
If they ever fall silent for more than a few seconds they're encouraged to keep talking.
Our accessibility testers are expertly trained to ask questions and elicit thoughts
in a non-biased and neutral manner.
Before the accessibility testing is carried out we usually conduct an expert accessibility
evaluation of your website. The accessibility evaluation is more cost effective and
quicker than accessibility testing, and will highlight issues that would have arisen
straightaway in the accessibility testing. We'll combine the findings from the accessibility
evaluation with those of the accessibility testing into the one report.
Before conducting the accessibility testing, we design and prepare tasks for participants
so that they'll be completing real user journeys on your site. As standard, we run
a pilot testing session before launching into the full accessibility testing.