Raising Awareness for Universal Design by Integrating Accessibility Testing into a Continuous-Deployment Process: A Large-Company Case Study

  • Till Halbach Norwegian Computing Center
  • Tom Widerøe Finn AS
  • Aleksander Bai Norwegian Computing Center

Abstract

This work presents a case study for how to integrate automated accessibility testing in a continuous deployment process. The tools axe and Pa11y were successfully integrated for testing of respectively code fragments and graphical user interfaces. After the discussion of relevant considerations, two surveys are presented, carried out before and after the integration, showing that both tools have the anticipated impact: There was an increase of persons that work with accessibility, they spend more time on accessibility-related work, and also the skill level in the various teams got considerably better.

Published
2019-11-17