ADA compliance is short for the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design. What that means is that all electronic information and technology—i.e, your website—must be accessible to those with disabilities.
ADA is often confused with Section 508. However, ADA differs in that it’s a civil law that mandates the inclusion of all people, especially those with disabilities, in all areas of public life. That includes the workplace, schools, transportation, and any other places open to the general public. So while ADA requires websites and content to be accessible, it has broader guidelines that cover all disabilities and environments.
How to check the website for ADA Compliance
You can check your website for ADA compliance with a manual audit. A manual audit involves evaluating every page of your site for accessibility, using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Accessibility Testing is the practice of making your web and mobile apps usable to as many people as possible. It makes apps accessible to those with disabilities, such as vision impairment, hearing disabilities, and other physical or cognitive conditions.
Why Accessibility Testing Is a Necessity?
You need accessibility testing to meet the needs of all users. It’s also the law. Between the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), Section 508, and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), you have plenty of regulations to meet. Failure to do so could result in fines of $75,000-$150,000.
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Accessibility Testing Use Case
You need to ensure that your apps work with screen readers, speech recognition software, screen magnification, and more. Perfecto can help you eliminate manual non-functional testing and accelerate automated accessibility testing.
You need to test the following:
- Labels — Used by assistive technologies, like VoiceOver or TalkBack.
- Text contrast — Ratio between text or images and background color.
- Hit area size — Area designated for user interaction.
- View hierarchy of UI — Determines how easy the Android app is to navigate.
- Dynamic font size — Option for users to increase font size to fit their needs.
Accessibility Testing for Native Mobile & Hybrid Apps
Unlock the potential of automated accessibility testing for your native mobile apps with . We use Appium, allowing you to add accessibility scenarios for both iOS and Android functional tests. With that, you can ensure your apps meet both Apple and Google human interface guidelines
Accessibility Testing for Web Apps
We integrate with axe and other solutions to help you incorporate accessibility testing into your web app testing to ensure your apps are accessible
We integrate with axe and other solutions to help you incorporate accessibility testing into your web app testing to ensure your apps are accessible.
The question for an application now is to check if the application is following ADA compliance standards. At XpertLadr we have expertise in accessibility testing and we help organizations achieve the ADA standards.
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