What Is Mobile Accessibility?
Mobile accessibility is about how we make websites and applications better accessible to people with disabilities when they are using mobile phones and other devices.
Mobile Accessibility Testing is the process that is followed to assess a mobile web, native or hybrid app. This process evaluates how effectively the content and services are accessible to the people with disabilities. Very simple design perspectives such as font size and color schemes are evaluated to verify whether they make it more or less difficult to access the app's services and content.
Which Tools Are Available To Perform Mobile Accessibility Testing?
The following tools can be evaluated by teams to perform mobile accessibility testing:
Tips And Tricks For Mobile Accessibility Testing
- Work with a combination of tools rather than relying on a single tool
- Select the tools depending on the type of requirements
- Give importance to native and built-in tools
- Do not completely ignore third party tools; at times they prove to be better than native tools
- Utilize multiple techniques such as screen readers, voice-to-text, voice-enabled searches, screen magnifiers, screen brightness, and analyzing color ratio
- Verify benchmarks that are defined as per accessibility guidelines and standards. For example, WCAG 2.1, Section 508 compliance requirements
- Do not rely completely on automation because it may not catch all the bugs; perform manual accessibility audits alongside
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