Accessibility Testing


Accessibility testing is a subset of usability testing that determines whether a given webpage is usable by persons with disabilities such as color blindness.

Accessibility testing ensures that webpages are usable by everyone, including those with disabilities. It's a crucial aspect of web development, making content accessible to a broader audience. While traditionally limited to web projects, the scope of accessibility testing has expanded with the development of technologies and standards designed to cater to various needs. Note: Only web projects can be assessed for accessibility testing. There will be no option to activate accessibility testing for projects other than the Web.

Why is Accessibility Testing Important?

Accessibility testing is not just a legal or ethical consideration; it's a fundamental aspect of creating inclusive web experiences. By adhering to recognized standards such as ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications), WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) levels A, AA, and AAA, and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, developers, and testers can ensure their websites are navigable and usable by individuals who rely on assistive technologies.

Accessibility testing isn't a one-time task but an ongoing process that should be integrated into the lifecycle of web development to ensure that all users can access and benefit from digital content.

Accessibility Testing Standards

Avo Assure supports the following standards for performing Accessibility Testing on any URL:

  • Aria

  • A

  • AA

  • AAA

  • Section-508

  • Best-Practices

Execution - Accessibility Testing

  1. The user has to navigate to the Avo Assure home screen.

  2. The user has to select the Project from the All Projects list.

  3. The user has to click the Execute button, and the Configure&Execute window will be displayed.

  4. The user has to click the Configure button, and the Execution Configuration Set up window will be displayed.

  5. The user has to enter the Configuration Name in the Enter Configuration Name textbox.

  6. The user has to select the required Test cases.

  7. The user has to enter the data parameterization in the Data Parameterization textbox if required.

  8. The user has to select the required condition from the Condition drop-down.

  9. The user has to select the required accessibility standards from the Select Accessibility Standards drop-down.

  10. To select all the accessibility standards, the user has to click the Check box.

  11. The user has to select Avo Agent / Avo Grid from the Select Avo Grid drop-down.

  12. The user has to select Browsers from the Select a Browser drop-down.

  13. The user must click the Save button, and a toast message will be displayed stating that the Configuration Created Successfully.

  14. To execute the testcases, the user has to click the Execute Now button, and the Execute Now window will be displayed.

  15. The user has to select the Execute with Avo Assure Client radio button.

  16. The user has to search and select the available Avo Assure Client.

  17. The user has to click the Execute button.

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