What is Accessibility Testing?

What is Accessibility Testing?

Accessibility Testing is a type of software testing. It is a subset of usability testing.

The primarily function of Accessibility Testing is to check the system’s accessibility. This basically means that the system is check to ensure that it is usable by people with disabilities like hearing, color blindness, old age and other disadvantaged groups.

The tester must make sure that the system is usable with the following four different types of assistive technology that people with disabilities primarily use. These include:

  • Speech Recognition Software – which converts spoken word to text
  • Screen reader software – Reads out the text that is displayed on the screen
  • Screen Magnification Software – Enlarges the monitor and make reading easier for vision-impaired users.
  • Special keyboard – Makes typing easier who have motor control difficulties

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