Mobile accessibility: testing mobile sites for accessibility

 

WCAG2 doesn’t cover mobile accessibility very well, requiring that all content be accessible to a keyboard interface, but it does not require that all content be accessible to a touchscreen user.

WCAG2.1 does include some mobile accessibility requirements, but many think it doesn’t go far enough. Enter the Mobile Site Testing Guidelines, developed by a non-partisan group of accessibility companies. These guidelines are meant to be used with WCAG2 (and WCAG2.1) to ensure that sites are accessible to people with disabilities using mobile and tablet devices.

Audience: Designers, Content Editors, Front End Developers, Back End Developers

Gian Wild profile photoBio: Gian Wild is a web accessibility expert, 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 content accessibility guidelines (WCAG) and is the CEO and Founder of AccessibilityOz, with offices in Australia and the United States with clients including the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Optus, Seek and Foxtel.

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