In recent years it has been vital to have an accessibility test before an app is available in the app store for purchase order download this test is to ensure the accessibility of an app and to ensure the disabled community can also access to the app. Full accessibility testing on a mobile app for iOS or an Android is really necessary before making it available for purchase or download in app stores. Not only it opens the door to litigation for disability discrimination and also helps on releasing an app that isn’t accessible can damage its reputation from the beginning, and new technology fails to gain the first impression. Relatively the new social media app Clubhouse is providing a case study in this and it seems to be really interesting to follow if there are any developments. This app is a conversation app which relies on producing, understanding and promoting verbal speech between people. Almost immediately many questions came out like what this would mean for deaf and hard-of-hearing users and there are some who have decided they won’t use the app in the future, even if the accessible options are made available.
Last year Twitter also had came with a similar pattern of a technology which was the early version of voice tweets and that to drew a lot of negative press. While the company also came with their apology to the public, however their apology seemed to be very sincere, as they have their accessibility efforts since, and people have moved on from it. However in the recent years there came out my assistive Technologies like Voice control, screen readers, screen magnifiers, and many customization options which helps in operating systems and to access app but still it is not fully usable to many people so they don’t automatically correct the accessibility issues.
Like any website or as other digital channel, accessibility testing should be performed on the basis of a specified plan by a reputable auditing company and the testing and remediation should be done before public use. When testing a mobile application, it provide prioritized recommendations so developers and project managers can sort the most critical issues or problems first and can have full audit findings, giving insight and remediation suggestions for all issues found out by the subject matter experts in the four-point hybrid testing; integration, delivering reports and that can be uploaded into existing bug-tracking software and support, which will encourage all clients to choose your service.
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