What is accessibility testing ? - Definition from WhatIs.com

Definition

accessibility testing

Part of the Software development glossary:

Accessibility testing is a type of systems testing designed to determine whether individuals with disabilities will be able to use the system in question, which could be software, hardware, or some other type of system. Disabilities encompass a wide range of physical problems, including learning disabilities as well as difficulties with sight, hearing and movement.

Section 508, an amendment to the United States Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973, is a federal law mandating that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government be accessible to people with disabilities. Technology is deemed to be "accessible" if it can be used as effectively by people with disabilities as by those without.

This was last updated in December 2012
Contributor(s): Ivy Wigmore
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

Related Terms

Definitions

  • idempotence

    - Idempotence, in programming and mathematics, is a property of some operations such that no matter how many times you execute them, you achieve the same result. (WhatIs.com)

  • baklava code

    - Baklava code is programming that is unnecessarily complicated by the inclusion of too many layers. The term is a reference to the flaky and extravagantly layered Middle-Eastern pastry. (WhatIs.com)

  • F8 (Facebook F8)

    - F8 (pronounced F-eight) is Facebook's developer conference for those creating applications on the social media site's platform. The first F8 event was held May 24, 2007; the conference has been hel... (WhatIs.com)

Glossaries

  • Software development

    - Terms related to software development, including definitions about programming and words and phrases about Scrum, Agile and waterfall methodologies.

  • Internet applications

    - This WhatIs.com glossary contains terms related to Internet applications, including definitions about Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models and words and phrases about web sites, e-commerce ...

Ask a Question. Find an Answer.Powered by ITKnowledgeExchange.com

Ask An IT Question

Get answers from your peers on your most technical challenges

Ask Question

Tech TalkComment

Share
Comments

    Results

    Contribute to the conversation

    All fields are required. Comments will appear at the bottom of the article.