Access Continuum

SDKs for Integrating Accessibility Testing into Your Software Development Lifecycle

Fitting right into your flow

Building accessible software is best accomplished by incorporating accessibility best practices in each stage of development from design to release. Access Continuum is a toolset for adding our rich JavaScript accessibility testing library into your automated testing framework.

With this suite of tools your team can immediately surface common accessibility issues at the outset, so team can then fix these issues early on instead of letting them continue to accumulate and become further entrenched.

  • Close gaps in development testing
  • Patch accessibility holes in your CI/CD
  • Save time by preventing greater remediation work
  • Get immediate reads on issues with steps to fix
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Unparalleled versatility

Our Access Continuum toolset takes the most advanced accessibility testing engine on the market and makes it the most versatile. Customers can use our scripting framework to easily write powerful test scripts for any stage if your process – and our experts can even write and maintain test scripts for you if you’d like to leave it to us.

Access Continuum allows you to apply different methods of testing throughout your development to set up the tests you need with precision. Our toolkits can simply take advantage of the automated tests you’ve already written, so you can quickly get started with your existing tools. You can also use our browser extension to test active pages you’re working on and return immediate results along with each change for quick debugging.

The powerful Continuum API provides a number of methods that can be used to test development artifacts, from nodes to pages, leaving you with many options for embedding automated accessibility tests within your existing development.

Available integrations

Access Continuum includes software development toolkits and an easy-to-use scripting framework. The SDKs include libraries, documentation, and sample projects to help developers or QA automation engineers add accessibility to their test harnesses. Everything you need is included in a single package that’s easy to install so you can focus on testing earlier in your development.

Access Continuum works in conjunction with popular development tools like:

  • Jasmine
  • Cucumber
  • Karma
  • Selenium
  • Protractor
  • Jest
  • Sauce Labs
  • Appium
  • Python
  • Cypress
  • and more!
Tests graphic shows how Access Continuum can be implemented for component tests for accessibility before check-in and for integration tests for accessibility after check-in.
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A better way to approach testing

Many accessibility issues can be found and fixed early in development, which is more cost-effective than having to retrofit after a release.

Plugging Access Continuum into your development practices makes end to end accessibility testing much more manageable and a natural part of your process. This way you can proactively run tests for accessibility issues along with your standard automated checks for other bugs and errors, all in the same place.

Test Early and Often:

  • Easily integrate accessibility into your development lifecycle
  • Take a layered approach to testing with our suite of tools
  • Test incrementally while developing for better efficiency and broader coverage
  • Ensure consistency across all phases of development
  • Prevent critical violations before you release
  • Get detailed, easy to understand test results, which can even be sent to AMP

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