Live 508 Compliance Testing
Live 508 compliance testing, with humans interacting with your website, is a bit more tedious, but provides a more reliable result. There are four steps to completing live 508 compliance testing. These steps are plan development, focus group choice, live 508 compliance testing and documentation.
The plan development for the live 508 compliance testing is crucial to the success of the test and the eventual passing of the 508 compliance test. The plan needs to include questions covering all aspects of section 508.
Once the plan is complete, the focus group will need to be chosen for the live 508 compliance testing. The focus group should contain people with disabilities whenever possible.
The live 508 compliance testing will take place for a given length of time. This length of time will depend on the size of the focus group and the size of the website.
After the completion of the live 508 compliance testing, the results of the test will need to be gathered and reported to the owner of the website, or the business having the website built. If there are problems with the website in regards to 508 compliance, changes to the website will need to be made before the website will pass 508 compliance testing.