Native Mobile Testing for Newbies

Session Evaluation

Class description

Where does a newbie to mobile accessibility testing begin? In this session, we will give you a crash course in how to test native mobile applications to help you get started.

We will show you the basics of using VoiceOver and Talkback as well as a sample of automated tools. Drawing from our own experience testing native mobile apps for customers, we will share the testing methodologies we have developed as well as how we report issues for several WCAG 2.0 success criteria in our own assessments. We will also describe how these testing checkpoints affect real world users. You will learn practical steps to get you started in testing native mobile applications as well as a strategy for developing your own testing plans.

Following along and trying the methods hands-on is encouraged to get the most out of the session. But attendees will still gain some helpful information if they are unable to actively participate. Users who wish to take part in hands-on testing should bring their own iOS or Android device (with the latest software updates) and a pair of headphones.



May 17th, 2017


8:30 am-11:45 am

Class level


Class type

BYO Mobile Device Session




Prerequisites include basic knowledge of accessibility testing and familiarity with using mobile devices. Previous experience testing native applications or knowledge of coding is not needed.

Take Aways

  • The basics of how to use screen readers and automated testing tools on iOS and Android mobile devices
  • Quick native mobile testing methods for WCAG 2.0 success criteria


Room TH 117

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