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Online Native App Accessibility Workshop

An all-new online training about accessible iOS and Android native apps! Bring mobile accessibility consultant Paul J. Adam to your desktop or conference room on Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM (CT). Register for this workshop »

Attend for only $21!

To celebrate our organization’s 21 years of service to the community, we are offering the first 21 registrants to attend this workshop for only $21 (regularly $349). Seats are limited, so act quickly!

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January 23, 2020 · 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM CT

Dive deeper into accessible design, development, and testing of native iOS and Android apps

Testing native mobile apps is very different than testing mobile HTML web sites or progressive web apps.

In this workshop, Paul J. Adam explores the native iOS and Android accessibility APIs. He targets Xcode and Android Studio developers, designers, or QA testers focused on native app development.

Paul will demonstrate common native app-accessibility issues and solutions. You will learn how to use accessibility testing and development tools for iOS and Android. This includes Xcode for iPhone/iPad and Android Studio for Android devices.

Paul will review manual testing using iOS’ VoiceOver and Android’s TalkBack. He will review issues and considerations for Keyboard Accessibility on mobile apps. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a mobile accessibility master!

Workshop Takeaways

  • Comprehend common native app accessibility problems and solutions.
  • Understand accessible app development and testing techniques using Apple’s Xcode and Google’s Android Studio IDEs.
  • Learn VoiceOver and TalkBack mobile screen reader testing.

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Who should attend?

  • Mobile Developers
  • Mobile Designers
  • Mobile QA Testers


  • Xcode and/or Android Studio. To take full advantage of the native mobile accessibility workshop attendees should have installed Xcode for iOS development and Android Studio for Android development.
  • Working iOS or Android mobile device. Attendees should be able to build and run a blank app in the iOS and/or Android Simulator and on a live physical phone or tablet.

Additional Information

  • Registration cost is per screen; invite your team to join you in a conference room so everyone can learn! (Individual links may not be shared.)
  • Group & academic rates are available.
  • Receive unlimited replays of the training video for one year after the video is posted.

About Android

Android is a mobile operating system based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software, designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android is developed by a consortium of developers known as the Open Handset Alliance, with the main contributor and commercial marketer being Google.

Android has been the best-selling OS worldwide on smartphones since 2011 and on tablets since 2013. As of May 2017, it has over two billion monthly active users, the largest installed base of any operating system, and as of December 2018, the Google Play Store features over 2.6 million apps.


About Apple's iOS and iPadOS

Apple's iOS is a mobile operating system created that powers many of the company's mobile devices, including the iPhone and iPod Touch. It is the second most popular mobile operating system globally after Android.

Designed for its tablet computers, Apple's iPadOS is a derivation from iOS, but with a greater emphasis put on multitasking.

Paul Adam

About Paul Adam

Paul Adam is an accessibility consultant for a wide range of enterprise-level, large organizations in a variety of industries including state and federal government, higher education, banking/financial, insurance, telecommunications, airline, healthcare, retail/e-Commerce, and hospitality.

He is currently a Mobile Accessibility Specialist at Pearson focusing on iOS, Android, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.1, and ADA Compliance.

Paul’s accessibility expertise includes Mobile Web, Native iOS & Android, Hybrid Apps, Responsive Web Design, HTML5, JavaScript, WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.1, and Modern Web development techniques. He has been a registered Apple Developer since 2011.

Paul is a long-time friend of Knowbility’s and a co-organizer of the Austin Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meetup. He spends his spare time creating iOS apps or learning modern JavaScript development. His projects include: Accessibility Testing JavaScript Bookmarklets, a11yTools for iOS App & macOS Safari Extension, and Complex WAI-ARIA, JavaScript accessibility demos and user interface widgets.

iOS and Android Native App Accessibility Workshop

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Start time is at 9:30 AM CT, New York - 10:30 AM, San Francisco - 7:30 AM, London - 3:30 PM

Schedule with times in U.S. Central Time (CT):

  • 9:30 AM CT: Workshop Begins
  • Time TBD: Break
  • 1:30 PM CT: Workshop Ends

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After Registration

Once registered, an order confirmation arrives in your email. A few moments later after you have registered, the person assigned the ticket receives an event details email that includes, among other things:

  • A calendar invite to add the event to your calendar
  • A unique link to join the event on the day of the conference

Also, as the event draws near, ticket holders will receive email reminders, so they don’t miss a thing!

On the day of the online event, enjoy and learn! In one to two weeks after the event, you will be notified that recordings have been posted so you can review and share with your team.

Have any questions?

Feel free to contact us if there’s anything else you’d like to know.