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Gray-Box Mobile Accessibility Testing

Original Presentation: November 7, 2018
ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium

The purpose of this presentation is to consider a new method of mobile accessibility testing, applying so-called “gray-box” testing, which only uses higher-level, cross-platform, tests; and the widely-used testing frameworks / tools used to run them – and does not require any additional code to be “baked-in” a specially built test application!

In addition, this method, being at the higher level, means a single set of higher-level requirements – such as WCAG 2.1 – can be used to assess the accessibility of any mobile UI (be it a native, hybrid or mobile web application).

About the Presenter:

Alistair Garrison photoAlistair Garrison is the Director of Accessibility Research at Level Access. As a passionate and long-time champion of web accessibility, he has spent the majority of his career devoted to the specification and development of web accessibility evaluation methods, applications, and consultancy services to support inherent accessibility in the enterprise. Over the past few years, he has become progressively more focused on QA tool-supported accessibility testing; and how best to integrate it into Agile development processes.  Alistair has been an invited expert for W3C/WAI for many years, and has helped to create several W3C/WAI documents (including the WCAG 2.0 Evaluation Methodology, and WCAG 2.0 Techniques).  Alistair currently participates in W3C/WAI’s WCAG 2.0 Accessibility Conformance Testing Task Force.