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Accessibility Testing through open source automation engines

AATT and Nemo Accessibility plugin
India
Accessible Product

Category: Web,

Nomination Details

Organization name: PayPal

Launched Date: 2015-08-08

Who has created it: Prem Nawaz Khan Maraikayar

Problem statement and how the Accessible Innovation solves the problem.

AATT and Nemo plugin are:

  • Open source
  • Evaluation happens within environment . i.e. code is not sent to third party
  • Automation
  • Test with htmlcodesniffer, Axe or chrome tool

https://github.com/paypal/AATT & https://github.com/paypal/nemo-accessibility are both opensource

Tell us who is the target audience and how the accessible innovation will benefit them. Please specify the different target audiences groups and provide numbers and statistics of your current clients as well as what is the potential number of people that the innovation can impact and empower:

Developer and CQ who want to catch frequently seen accessibility errors. We don't track the usage for any. So can't provide the exact data on statistics of our current clients etc.

From the pull requests we get on github and and by the forks we see, many of the accessibility testers are interested and with the advent of more opensource test engines, this could be leveraged to much more as this is a platform to integrate those engines.

How is the accessible innovative solution different from current practices or ways of solving the problem?

  • 70% of Accessibility testing is manual
  • Solutions for automation cost and don't have multiple evaluations

How is the accessible innovative solution new, different or unique in terms of the technology or implementation?

Can test with any of the open source engines like google chrome to html squzlabs htmlcodesniffer to deque axe engine. It can be extended to any engines

How do you get the innovative solution to reach the target audience? Please elaborate on the your go to market strategy and which geographies do you currently work in and what are your future plans for marketing your innovation.

No Plans as of now

What is the potential impact of the innovative solution on the lives of the target audience? Please elaborate by providing statistics of the current impact and the potential impact.

In our company various team using nodeJS are started using this plugin. Also teams using Java Testing frameworks use it to pass data to our AATT engine

Stories of how the Innovation has touched lives.

Frequently seen errors are caught early by developers at early stage. Saves times for Accessibility testers

Links to a few videos about the innovation: