RE: Accessible Testing Protocol for Mobile Website

Hi Andy,

Do you find the mobile resources there useful? I thought they were a bit dated (2010), depending on what the intended audience is.

For UK companies (and audiences) we’ve found the vast majority of mobile traffic (including people with disabilities) is from modern devices using iOS and Android.

We’ve approached mobile *web* testing pretty much as a normal WCAG2 evaluation, but using different user-agents for the practical testing element.


From: Andy Keyworth []
Sent: 05 February 2015 16:35
To: 'Mike Elledge'
Cc: 'GLWAI Guidelines WG org';
Subject: RE: Accessible Testing Protocol for Mobile Website

Hi Mike,

At the risk of being redundant- I’ve already had to perform such assessments, so when doing so, I used the W3C WAI site Web Content Accessibility and Mobile Web: Making a Website Accessible Both for People with Disabilities and for Mobile Devices ( as my touchstone. It has several links interconnecting the Mobile Web Best Practices (MWBP) and WCAG 2.0 as resources. This will help you tailor your assessment to the kind of website you’ll be assessing.

Andy Keyworth
Senior Web Accessibility Specialist
T-Base Communications
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From: Mike Elledge []
Sent: February-05-15 11:04 AM
To: GLWAI Guidelines WG org;<>
Subject: Accessible Testing Protocol for Mobile Website

Hi Everyone--

I've tested websites and software for accessibility on desktop computers, but I'm about to review a website on mobile devices for the first time.

Before I developed a protocol, I thought I'd ask for your advice. Are there protocols for testing websites on mobile devices that you can recommend or point me to? It would be a great time-saver.

Please excuse overlapping messages. Many thanks!


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