Automated testing

Automated testing analyses a website or app and quickly spots any technical issues within your software or user interface.

Conducted by a specific software or web-based tool, we use automated testing to hone our focus and better target specific problem areas when it comes to manual testing. This type of testing is convenient, systematic and easy to rerun at regular intervals.

While automated testing is the quickest way to crawl an entire website, not all of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1's criteria can be checked automatically.

For example, because machines cannot detect images, an automated testing tool can only tell you whether the corresponding text description is there, not whether the description is accurate.

For this reason, we advise you supplement your automated testing with manual audits. Manual audits are completed by one of our accessibility experts who will analyse the site by hand, using over 200 checks against WCAG. However, the best returns and results are gained by implementing it within a programme of work

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