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The Software Test Engineer's Handbook, 2nd Edition, 2nd Edition by Judy McKay, Graham Bath

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10 Usability and Accessibility Testing

As software becomes more pervasive in everyone’s lives, usability testing becomes more and more important. Our users can be almost anyone, ranging from children to IT experts, from retired people to people with disabilities.

The wider the usage base of the software, the more critical are usability and accessibility testing. These two types of testing are sometimes considered together based on the argument that software that is accessible to everyone will also be easier to use.

Terms used in this chapter

accessibility testing, attractiveness, heuristic evaluation, learnability, operability, SUMI, understandability, usability, usability testing, WAMMI

10.1 Usability Testing

Usability testing verifies how easy ...

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