How Building Accessibility Automated Testing in DevOps Helps Reduce Post-Deployment Overheads
#A11y, aka Accessibility is a hot topic nowadays. It is not only an important business priority for each digitally transformed company to increase user retention and sales revenue, but it also ensures that people with disabilities can use any digital product without any barriers. Many organizations started to focus on digital accessibility by investing tremendous amounts of budget in vendor or user testing post product deployment. However, quite a portion of this budget can be eliminated by educating their product teams, especially engineers to adopt accessibility automated test in their DevOps. Accessibility automated tests integrated into DevOps process can help engineers detect more than 25% accessibility issues prior committing their codes. This session will demonstrate a few cutting-edge accessibility automated testing methods in DevOps, and with a focus on Microsoft's Accessibility Insights Open-Source solutions. Jia Ma will also share the data that has been collected across hundreds of enterprise products to help attendees understand the quantified impact, as well as the future of shifting accessibility test further to the left of the engineering life cycle in an agile manner.