Date: January 2017
This short Question and Answer article was written to introduce the concept of tying procurement language to testing methodologies. It is intended for those involved with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) procurement in government or industry, and as a resource that can be used by those working in the accessibility testing field.
The article is part of the ‘Accessibility Switchboard’ resource website developed by the US National Federation of the Blind (NFB).
The article discusses the importance of having a shared understanding and shared procurement and testing language between the various stakeholders on either side of the procurement process. Recent testing methodologies have allowed ICT accessibility testing to become part of the quality control process throughout development, and the article links to other resources that covers the topics in greater detail.