Mobile Site Accessibility Testing

Scheduled at 9:00am in Westminster I on Tuesday, November 19.

#29627

Speaker(s)

  • Gian Wild, Ms, AccessibilityOz

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 5-6-hr
  • Format: Bring-your-own Device Workshop: laptop and ability to install browser plugins, smartphone, tablets optional
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: Pre-conference

Summary

Learn how to fully test a mobile site so that it can be used by people with disabilities. This session will cover the ICT Mobile Site Testing Methodology and Guidelines with step-by-step instructions.

Abstract

Testing on mobile and tablet devices (iOS, Android) will be demonstrated with hands-on activities for participants. Mobile versions of websites are covered, some of which are also testable using PCs (laptops). Learn what you can test on your laptop and what needs to be tested on a device. The testing topics will include handling traps, keyboard use, standard user interface controls, JavaScript events, touch targets and interactive space, links, images, forms, and navigation aids. This workshop covers the accessibility of mobile web sites—responsive and m dot sites. It does not specifically cover mobile app accessibility, however many of these principles can be applied to native mobile apps.

Keypoints

  1. Learn about mobile testing concepts and methods.
  2. Get hands-on experience in using the new test process.
  3. Learn how to apply testing methods in practice for different platforms and different situations.

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Accessible Educational Materials, Assistive Technology, Faculty Instruction/Accessible Course Design, Information Technology, Procurement, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Gian Wild

Gian works in the area of web accessibility: making sure web sites and mobile apps can be used by people with disabilities. She spent six years contributing to the international set of web accessibility guidelines used around the world and is also the CEO and Founder of AccessibilityOz. With offices in Australia and the United States, AccessibilityOz has been operating for five years. Its clients include the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Optus, Seek and Foxtel. A 2017 Australian of the Year award nominee, Gian splits her time between Australia the US. A regular speaker at conferences around the world, in 2015 she presented to the United Nations on the importance of web accessibility at the Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.