When Basecamp decided to expand past their trademark project management tool, they were committed to bringing their signature quality to their new platform: simplicity, ease-of-use, and accessibility. Basecamp hired Aspiritech to meet their QA Testing needs for HEY, their new and reimagined email platform, and Aspiritech’s team has helped them progress towards all three goals.
We are proudly Certified Professionals in Accessibility Core Competency (CPACC) and Web Accessibility Specialists (WAS) and well versed in meeting the Section 508 of the ADA standards in the US. Our QA team helps Basecamp maximize accessibility efforts according to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 standards. Aspiritech’s team utilizes the four principles of accessibility—perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust—to ensure that Basecamp’s products are accessible to all.
Jason Lehmann, Aspiritech’s QA Lead for Basecamp, explains that their goal is, “to make sure that there are multiple ways for a website to be perceived. That if someone was using a screen reader or had tweaked either the text size or or the way color was displayed to their monitors, they could still perceive and understand the app or the website.” Jason and his team work tirelessly to ensure that these accessibility standards are tested, not just for one form, but for all of the different forms through which the product can be used. Aspiritech QA Testers are responsible for catching any potential usability issues across all platforms.
With Aspiritech’s fundamental commitment to inclusivity, we might be a natural choice for QA testing of accessibility functionality. But it’s our stellar service and unbeatable quality that explains why Basecamp and other clients keep coming back to us with additional projects. As Michael Berger, Basecamp’s internal QA Lead, describes Aspiritech’s team, “They are very diligent at finding issues and regressions, and very independent workers, which is wonderful. They bring a level of sophistication and diligence that I find really beneficial to our process.”