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RE: Accessible Testing Protocol for Mobile Website

From: Howard Leicester <howard_leicester@btconnect.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2015 19:17:45 +0000
To: 'Mike Elledge' <melledge@yahoo.com>, 'Phill Jenkins' <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3E13FF95467C4BDC957F19ACF781B179@H30JC4J>
Hi Mike, Phil et al.,


Just wondering if your comments/actions match to WCAG2, or any other generic
approach to accessibility?


There seems to be no coordinated approach to anything "accessible" at the


Should we not all coordinate around WAI?


If not, what are the alternatives?


VV best,


(Kent, UK).




From: Mike Elledge [mailto:melledge@yahoo.com] 
Sent: 05 February 2015 17:55
To: Phill Jenkins; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Accessible Testing Protocol for Mobile Website


Hi Phill--


Thank you for reminding us of the importance of context and use. Nothing is
as simple as it first seems in accessibility, is it?


I'm looking forward to seeing the mobile checker demo at CSUN. Will it
become available to the public? Any estimate of when that may be?




On Thursday, February 5, 2015 12:27 PM, Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>


It is critical that we correctly frame the discussion, questions, and

Yes WCAG can and should be used to frame the Mobile testing, but beyond that
we quickly need to distinguish between 
        mobile *web* testing 
        mobile *native app* testing 
        and the overlap with 
        mobile *hybrid app* testing 

the other dimension to the framework is the platform, as in iOS, Android,
Windows, etc. 

For the old timers, this reminds me of the early days of Web accesibility in
the late 1990's during the browser wars and trying to support Windows,
Linux, OS/2, etc... 

Next phase will be tooling for improved *mobile testing* productivity.
Remember the early days with Bobby?   
For example, IBM has been demonstrating a mobile *native app* accessibility
and IBM is already delivering on inclusive IBM Design Thinking early on
during the wireframe and front-end prototype phases of "mobile" projects. 
Phill Jenkins, 
IBM Accessibility


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