Digital Accessibility Quickscan for apps to quickly and effectively identify areas of concern
Quickscan to Accessibility Apps
Performing a quick scan is ideal if you want to find out where your iOS or Android app stands in terms of accessibility in an effective and quick way. The quickscan is not an official accessibility study. But they do give an overview of the points of interest. We are accredited by the DDAI and work for organizations such as the Dutch government, Banks, Municipality of Amsterdam, Municipality of Rotterdam and RTL Netherlands.
Quick and effective way to find out where you stand in terms of digital accessibility.
The quickscan reveals where the main focus lies for your iOS/Android app.
Assistance with the accessibility statement
If you wish, we can guide you through the entire process, from start to finish. We can also help with the application and drafting of the accessibility statement.
After delivering the report to the person responsible for the app, we always schedule an evaluation meeting to discuss the report.
What do we investigate?
To get a good idea of the digital accessibility of an app, a manual survey is needed. This research has to be done on all domains, subdomains and/or subdomains that form a logical entity with the main domain of the app. Using the WCAG-EM method, we take accurate samples, so that there is a complete picture of the digital accessibility of the product.
The investigation aims to uncover parts which do not meet the standard of WCAG 2.1, level AA. In the report we precisely indicate the points on which the app does not yet (fully) comply.
With a quick scan we use the same method as with a full review, however, we review less pages (maximum 5). A quick scan can’t be used as a full investigation, but it does give an idea of where the attention points are.
Testing is mostly done manually and on the basis of random samples. The results are noted per sample. For example: if a certain accessibility problem occurs on several pages, then one or more examples are given.
At the beginning of the research we look at which “type” of pages and content are relevant for this sample. For example, the homepage, a frequently asked questions page, video and image material, PDF files and content pages. Which these are and the corresponding results will be clearly included in the survey.
Besides applying the WCAG-EM, we also give personal advice based on our expertise. This means that we also look at parts of the app that are not included in the guidelines, but which in our opinion should be changed to better serve the target group.
What we deliver
The quickscan is based on up to five screens of the app.
We deliver an accessibility report that meets the WCAG-EM standards. However, it is not a full-fledged WCAG-EM assessment, as only five pages are examined.
WCAG-EM is an evaluation method that can be used to perform an accessibility test of an app. This method is developed by the W3C. For more information: https://www.w3.org/WAI/test-evaluate/conformance/wcag-em/ We also deliver an accessible pdf which you can publish on your app.
After delivering the report to the person responsible for the website/app, we plan an evaluation meeting. During this meeting (which lasts approx. 1.5 hours), where suppliers are also invited, we give a short course in digital accessibility in half an hour. This leads to people becoming aware of all kinds of limitations that affect digital accessibility, which results in more support when discussing the results and the plan afterwards. We use the remaining hour to discuss the report, the findings and the proposed solutions. Together we will determine the time frame within which these issues will be resolved.
We can deliver the research 3-4 weeks after approval of the quotation.
We work for
What we do
We want to make a sustainable contribution to the digital accessibility of digital products. This means not only carrying out accessibility studies based on the WCAG-EM, but also, for example, providing awareness training.
Do you want an audit based on the WCAG-EM method? We are an accredited inspection body.
Our team of developers will help you develop a website or app that is accessible to everyone.