The Importance Of Accessibility Testing For Full Digital Inclusion – Forbes

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The Importance Of Accessibility Testing For Full Digital Inclusion

Asad Khan
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May 31, 2024,06:15am EDT

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Asad Khan is the founder & CEO of LambdaTest, an AI-powered unified enterprise test execution cloud platform.


According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 16% of the world’s population has a disability—which means apps and websites must integrate special features like speech recognition, screen magnification, the right color contrasts and much more. The 2023-2024 State of Digital Accessibility Report by Level Access found that almost 72% of enterprises already have a digital accessibility policy in place, while 85% see it as a competitive advantage.

One way to validate accessibility is to focus on accessibility testing. This can ensure everyone is able to use the app/website, including folks with visual, audio, physical, neurological and cognitive issues.

Accessibility Testing For Achieving Digital Inclusion And Business Goals

According to a U.K.-based survey, 55% of consumers abandon purchases due to accessibility issues, leading to 120 billion pounds in lost sales. While accessibility testing [...]

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