Mobile Site and Native App Accessibility Testing Methodology
Authors: Gian Wild
Abstract: The W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, Version 2.0 was released in 2008, prior to the universality of mobile devices that we see today. As a result it does not provide comprehensive testing for accessibility on systems that are displayed on those devices. The update to these guidelines, Version 2.1, does not adequately cover these requirements. Two methodologies have been created by a committee of accessibility specialists that cover the accessibility testing requirements for Mobile Sites and Native Apps. These guidelines have five steps: 1, Identify Devices; 2 (for Mobile Sites) Identify site types and variations, or 2 (for Native Apps) Define application functionality; 3, Test Critical issues; 4, Test mobile-specific issues; and 5, Test assistive technologies and mobile features.
Keywords: accessibility mobile wcag a11y native iphone ipad android
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