Joys of Native app testing

Presented at 2:30pm in Virtual Room 1 on Monday, November 15, 2021.



  • Naveesha Maharaj, Accessiblity Consultant/SME, Deque
  • Oscar Pata, Senior Accessibiltiy Consultant, Deque

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 3-hr
  • Format: Bring-your-own Device Workshop: iPhone or Android Device
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: Pre-conference


How to test on native iOS and Android providing comparisons between the two devices, techniques used and common scenarios.


Native app testing is not your average web or mobile web assessment, in fact, there are many test strategies that apply to each device and expected outcomes that differ heavily from regular web testing. In this session we will demonstrate where to begin, techniques used and common scenarios/misconceptions we face when it comes to native app testing, tools available and a comparison between both devices


  1. How to begin native app testing on iOS and Android
  2. How to handle testing/recommendations between iOS and android and common native app scenario
  3. What is not covered in native app testing and why

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Other, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Naveesha Maharaj

Naveesha currently consults primarily for Deque Systems, The Carrol Center for the Blind, Ogilvy, and Brightworks on web, mobile and PDF accessibility, ensuring clients are producing not only compliant content but usable to as well . Previously she worked as a Web Accessibility Analyst at TD and as an Accessibility Systems Testing/QA Specialist at the Ministry of Community and Social Services Children, Youth and Social Services I&IT Cluster testing internal and external sites against WCAG 2.0 standards. Technical writing, presentations and assistance in remediation were also part of her daily activities. She was an active member of the Accessibility Consulting team at CNIB focusing on internal and external AODA and WCAG 2.0 Compliance. Since 1999 she has also worked in the Pharmaceutical, Financial and Corporate Retail industries where her responsibilities have ranged from, Technical Team lead, Merchandise Business Associate to E-Business Specialist. Naveesha graduated from both University and College as a Computer Programmer/ Technical Administration receiving Leadership, Best Speaker and Communication Awards thus; enabling her to bring forward the knowledge and expertise to CNIB in order to organize Accessibility training, Seminars as well as providing continuous support. In her current role as an Accessibility Consultant, Naveesha provides accessibility audits for clients, Usability assessments, Document conversion and promotes accessibility awareness & services to organizations within Ontario while assisting anyone in need of accessibility information ensuring compliance with the current Section 508 of the U.S. Rehab Act, WCAG 2.0, W3C and AODA standards. These duties compliment her interests of volunteering for fundraising events and helping others in need either internationally or in local organizations.

Oscar Pata

Senior Accessibility Consultant for over 10 years working with organizations such as Deque, Brightworks, AMI and many more. Skilled heavily on web, mobile and native app accessibility ensuring clients are producing not only compliant content but usable as well. Oscar has worked in Digital Accessibility as a SharePoint professional with a strong background in hand-coded, standards compliance, accessible HTML and CSS. His experience with small, medium, and large size websites for both internal and public consumption allows him to thrive on the creative process that technology is so often used for. In his current role as a Senior Accessibility Consultant, Oscar provides accessibility audits, usability assessments and training. Promoting accessibility awareness & services to organizations within Canada and the US as well as volunteering for special needs events keeps him on his toes.