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Benchmarking accessibility using Fable

When it comes to benchmarking and reporting on your accessibility efforts, you have options! In this article, I’ll share several approaches you can take to benchmark your accessibility efforts, all while leveraging Fable Crowdtesting. You can pick one approach or combine several of them for a more comprehensive view of accessibility at your organization. Let’s walk through what types of Fable requests to use and how to use what you learn in each approach. 

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Kate Kalcevich, Head of Services

If you don’t see improvements, it’s a sign that you need to either re-prioritize or pivot your approach to accessibility.

Benchmarking approaches

When it comes to reporting on accessibility progress over time, you may want to adopt one or more of the following approaches:

  1. Set a baseline and benchmark over time: Your digital product’s current accessibility (and re-evaluate every 3-6 months for smaller organizations or every 6-12 months for larger ones to track progress over time).
  2. Measure usability: The usability of your digital products for people with disabilities against usability metrics for all users.
  3. Accessibility for various device: The accessibility of products across various devices – large screen devices like desktops or laptops versus various smartphones.
  4. Accessibility for various platforms: The accessibility of your content on various platforms – website, iOS, Android, blogs/social, etc.
  5. Assistive technology: The accessibility of your digital products for different types of assistive technology – screen readers, screen magnifiers, alternative navigation, etc.