Testing websites and applications for accessibility

We test websites, web-based applications and stand-alone applications.

Our accessibility testing is based on our expert analysis and understanding of WCAG2 and our experience with a wide range of websites, coding styles and content management systems.

Request an accessibility audit quote.

Our testing method

What we test

We test for 635 different errors – 217 of which are tested using our automated testing tool OzART.

Only 25 of these don’t require some further manual testing.

General content:

  • Images
  • Audio and video
  • Downloads
  • Tables
  • Links
  • Page titles
  • Headings
  • Content
  • Calendars
  • Social media

Technical content:

  • Flash applications
  • Java applets
  • JavaScript banners
  • JavaScript and forms
  • Other JavaScript
  • Maps
  • Image galleries
  • Slideshows
  • Forms

Technical content (continued):

  • Navigation
  • Keyboard
  • Design
  • Source order
  • Style sheets
  • Coding
  • Magazines
  • Timing and movement

How we test

Our expert accessibility consultants test your website systematically using manual inspection and our unique automated testing tool, OzART (AccessibilityOz Reporting Tool).

OzART provides detailed information on errors and facilitates development of a comprehensive fix list (optional) for our clients to implement corrections. A fix list will identify all instances of where an error has occurred on a website.

This approach is crucial to assessing compliance of a site to WCAG2.1.

We break up the testing process into three sections:

  1. Template section of the site;
  2. General content (for your content authors); and
  3. Technical content (for your developers).

Separating the testing and results makes it easier for you to assign the tasks of making corrections to different people.

Testing options

There are different options for the accessibility audit process, depending on your needs and budget. The options range from our starter audit that highlights the top 10 issues in your website through to our complete site audit, which details every issue on every page.

We customise our testing to suit your requirements.

Option 1: Starter audit – 10 common failures review

This audit identifies the 10 most common accessibility errors encountered by people with a disability when using a website. The Australian Human Rights Commission recommends the correction of these if found.

  • By fixing these problems you will immediately improve the accessibility of your website for all users.
  • Quickly gauge the how big the accessibility problem is on your website, and plan your future work.

Option 2: Home page and template audit

This audit identifies every WCAG2 error on your homepage and in the website templates.

  • Enables you to systematically address site-wide issues in templates, significantly improving the overall accessibility of your website.
  • Prioritise site-wide changes to your template and tackle the content problems at a later stage.

Option 3: Template and representative sample of content audit

This audit indicates every WCAG2 error in the website templates and will also test either a representative sample or all of your content. A set task or process can also be tested.

  • Enables your developers and content authors to systematically address site-wide issues in templates and begin focusing on content errors, significantly improving the overall accessibility of your website.
  • Develop a detailed and well-rounded approach to reaching WCAG2 compliance.

Testing report

The accessibility report includes the findings of the audit; it is comprised of the following information:

  • Success Criterion that the error applies to
  • Level (A or AA)
  • Occurrence: whether the error was found in the template or content
  • Impact: the actual impact on people with disabilities
  • Error description
  • Example, including URL, screenshot of the error and relevant code
  • Solution to the error.

Walkthrough of your report

During this discussion session for the web manager, developers and content authors, we’ll talk through your testing report and answer your questions.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.