WorldSpace Attest - A toolkit for running accessibility tests while you code

Abstract:

WorldSpace Attest – A toolkit for running accessibility tests while you code. In order to achieve WCAG 2.0 or section 508 compliance, WorldSpace Attest enables large development organizations to add automated testing for accessibility into their development process.

Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) often face barriers that restrict them from participating in society on an equal basis, including the access to, and use of, information and communication technologies (ICTs). It was not a big surprise to hear from the developer community that they were not familiar with global regulations, guidelines, and practices that would make their products accessible – in the case of PWDs, they are not able to view the process from a user perspective.

Deque’s WorldSpace Attest is an automated accessibility testing solution for developers. By integrating WorldSpace Attest into your existing development and testing processes, you can easily find and fix 50% of accessibility errors before your web applications go out of development. Similar to any testing, testing for accessibility, which itself is seldom considered, is also pushed to the end of the software development cycle. The product helps your developers and QA to test digital components for accessibility while they code and do regression, in an agile environment. Your teams will be able to integrate accessibility into their existing frameworks and Attest is available in the form of browser extensions, APIs for desktop and native mobile applications, to check the code against various accessibility standards.

Interested to know more about digital accessibility, how to create an inclusive testing environment and what is the ROI of making your applications accessible then come and join Deque’s session @ 16th International STeP-IN Summit, Bangalore on August 22nd and 23rd, 2019.

Aparna Pasi
Accessibility Team Lead, Deque Systems

 

Aparna Pasi is currently working as Team Accessibility Lead at Deque, prior to this position,  she worked with Nokia, Carnegie Mellon University, Wells Fargo. In all 13 years of her journey, she has been with usability and accessibility with a focus on user experience. She has done her Bachelors in Computer Science from Andhra University and Masters in Information Systems from the Lapeenranta University of Technology, Finland. Advocating about accessibility is her passion and she puts in effort creating accessibility measures for great and inclusive user experience and designing accessibility standards that would ensure digital equality.