Designing QA Testing Framework and Enhancing the Accessibility of the Internet for Elderly People: Socio-Technical Approach

Yaylagul, Mehmet, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
Morrison, Briana, EN-Comp Science Dept, University of Virginia
Vrugtman, Rosanne, EN-Comp Science Dept, University of Virginia
Neeley, Kathryn, EN-Engineering and Society, University of Virginia

The technical project of the portfolio introduces an easy-to-implement testing framework for, developed using Selenium and Cucumber tools. This framework is designed to assist quality assurance engineers in testing web-based applications efficiently, focusing on simplicity for those who have no prior experience in automation testing. The project's utility extends to checking website usability and serving as a teaching tool for developing a Java testing framework. In the STS research paper, I explained the major challenges older people face when using the Internet due to their social circumstances. I used a socio-technical framework to analyze past studies about the factors that cause older people to not use the internet efficiently. I revealed that addressing this issue requires more than just creating a user-friendly internet environment and advancing technology. This paper emphasizes the importance of the social aspect in creating a more inclusive and accessible digital environment for older adults.

BS (Bachelor of Science)
QA engineering, Automation Testing, Socio-technical Framework , Selenium, Website Usability
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