Accessibility Testing for Mobile and Web Apps


Accessibility Testing for Mobile and Web Apps



Join OIT Accessibility experts to learn about accessibility testing for Mobile and Web Apps. We will start with a broad introduction to accessibility, what it is, why it is important. We will go over the legal risks of not moving actively in the direction of implementing accessible mobile and web apps. We will demonstrate what screen readers can interpret as well as mobile devices when encountering both accessible and not so accessible sites.
We will discuss the WCAG 2, the Levels A, AA, AAA and the Section 508 Refresh which should be made final on 4/29. We will go over the web accessibility UC IT policy, the Electronic Accessibility Leadership Team (EALT), and available online resources and procurement guidelines. We will get into the details of how to test for web accessibility, starting with an overview of the tools, and explain the need for both manual and automated testing. We will go over the VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) and the concepts of selecting commercial and open source applications with accessibility in mind.
Workshop component: Bring your laptop, or the device that you want to test with. OIT has developed some “Quick Tests” that can be conducted in approximately an hour. We will show you how to use these tests to move your apps toward greater web and mobile accessibility. Come with one or two websites or mobile apps in mind that you want to test with.




Technical Level


  • Data APIs, Standards and Analytics
  • Interfaces for the Modern User
  • A Semantic and Accessible Web
  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3
  • Web-based Mobile Apps
  • Native Mobile Apps
  • Hybrid Mobile Apps
  • Responsive Design
  • Semantic Web
  • Accessible Web