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As of the Spring 2012 release, the Accessibility Management Platform (AMP) provides mobile best practices and auditing capabilities for both Android OS and iOS. As mobile devices are becoming more and more popular, organizations should aim to stay ahead of the curve by offering mobile applications and mobile websites that are enticing to use and accessible. This will ensure that your organization will be reaching the maximum audience possible. The mobile best practices allow users to test conformance of iOS and Android applications with the following standards:

  • Section 508
  • WCAG
  • Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0

AMP leverages mobile best practices to guide and assist users with the testing of mobile applications and mobile websites.  These best practices are the driver of SSB BART Group’s Unified Audit Methodology which takes the guess work out of accessibility auditing. Moreover, this ensures that multiple testers stay on the same page when testing.  This ultimately produces more accurate and congruent audit results throughout an organization.  The mobile best practice library provides access to descriptions of accessible development best practices specific to Android and IOS.  Each best practice guarantees access to:

  • Description of accessibility issues
  • Compliant source code example
  • Non-compliant source code example
  • Recommended approach and options for fixing a violation of the best practice
  • Unit tests allowing for validation of the issue in a variety of fashions including automatic, manual and assistive technology review
  • Links to relevant public standards associated with the best practice
  • Severity, Noticeability and Tractability (SNT) metrics for prioritizing compliance violations across best practices

Many fundamental accessibility best practices will apply to mobile interfaces and content.  Text and images must meet relevant requirements for sufficient color contrast, screens must be laid out in an order that permits intuitive sequential navigation and controls must respond to multiple methods of input.  Additionally, all components must communicate correct information about the name, state, role and value of each component.  All users can now be brought quickly up to speed on these and other accessibility requirements through the mobile best practices that AMP offers.

For more information about AMP please email ampsupport@ssbbartgroup.com.