The importance of manual testing alongside automated accessibility tools

There are many free and paid automated tools available to help you identify accessibility issues in your websites, apps and digital channels. Automatic accessibility checking tools are useful to broadly identify problems and start developing a plan to fix them, and engaging human experts throughout this process is important to achieve the best result. Here’s our reasons why manual testing by accessibility professionals alongside automatic tools is necessary to ensure your digital products are as accessible as possible.

Conclusion

Automated tools are useful to determine accessibility problems in a digital platform and are great for providing developers, designers and content authors with an insight on issues to fix. Without expert knowledge of accessibility and W3C guideline compliance, it can be difficult to know where to start. Media Access Australia can help you understand these tools and provide knowledge, consultancy and expert advice to maximise their use, leading to education for your team and the most accessible results for people who engage with your digital content.

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