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Mobile Product Accessibility Testing Resources

Accessibility testing is a subset of usability testing and is the inclusive practice of making websites and mobile applications usable by people of all abilities and disabilities. You do this by testing mobile websites and/or applications on all leading browsers, mobile devices and screen readers.

This article was developed as part of the Mobile Application Development Program. See our general guidelines to testing article for more resources on mobile product testing.

Government Guidance

Currently, there are no clear best practice Section 508 testing approach for native mobile apps. Web apps designed for mobile browsers should follow the same testing approach as any other Web content to be fully accessible and Section 508 compliant.

Resources Available

Listed below are resources available that further describe and conduct accessibility testing. These services/companies or websites are offered as a sample of what is currently available for accessibility testing and do not indicate an endorsement of them or their products and/or services.

Web Resources

 

Testing Services

These services/companies or web sites are offered as a sample of what is currently available and do not indicate an endorsement of them or their products and/or services. Agencies should consult their Accessibility experts about other mobile accessibility tools.

 

Test Plans/Checklists available on GitHub

The test plans listed below are government test plans, cases or checklists that have been uploaded to GitHub and are available as samples and/or for use.

  • Department of Labor – a selection of test cases used to test accessibility and Section 508 compliance of mobile applications

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