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Re: accessibility testing for native apps


From: Steve Green
Date: Jun 21, 2020 5:34PM

I found it very useful to learn how to build basic native apps. This gave me an insight into what's going on inside the app, so it is no longer a black box. Also, it taught me what is and is not possible, so I hopefully don't recommend fixes that developers cannot implement.

Steve Green
Managing Director
Test Partners Ltd

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From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of Julius Charles Serrano
Sent: 21 June 2020 21:24
Subject: [WebAIM] accessibility testing for native apps

Hi all.

I hope you all are well. I have a question for our friends who are doing testing for native apps

What advice or suggestion would you give to a tester who plans to do mobile accessibility testing for native apps?

Here's where I'm at:

*    has experience in accessibility testing for desktop versions of sites

*    has sufficient knowledge in WCAG 2.1

*    has experience in using VoiceOver screen reader on iOS

I am totally blind and I have an iPhone for my personal use. My intention is to add mobile accessibility testing (for native apps) to my skill set.

I read that learning to use VoiceOver and Talkback would be a good starting point. I'm thinking of spending time learning to use Talkback on Android. I'm also wondering if learning to use the iPad and an Android tablet would be helpful.

Your thoughts and suggestions would be truly appreciated.

Cheers everyone!