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Re: Accessibility testing an App

From: Katie Haritos-Shea <ryladog@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 20:33:08 -0400
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To: "Sean Murphy (seanmmur)" <seanmmur@cisco.com>
Cc: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>, Matt Elton <mattelton35@gmail.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Matt,

Accessibility Scanner for android is a free tool (I think in the Google
store), that can check and test for some things. There may be some things
that are not perfect, but I have found it useful in the past.

On Wed, Sep 26, 2018, 8:23 PM Sean Murphy (seanmmur) <seanmmur@cisco.com>
wrote:

> Phil,
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> Is the IBM checker a purchased product or open source?
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> *From:* Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
> *Sent:* Thursday, 27 September 2018 10:03 AM
> *To:* Matt Elton <mattelton35@gmail.com>
> *Cc:* w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> *Subject:* Re: Accessibility testing an App
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> IBM Accessibility Research developed the Mobile Accessibility Checker
> (MAC) technology to test and help automate more of the testing for both iOS
> and Android native apps.
> MAC also covers hybrid apps that have a browser component wrapped inside
> the app - meaning the app isn't a web site that runs in the browser, those
> are called "mobile web apps".  We started developing it a few years ago
> because there wasn't one out there...
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> See https://www.ibm.com/able/mobile-accessibility-checker.html
> you can try out the technology by contacting us.
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> Both iOS and Android have released some good guidance and some checking
> tools, but last I checked there wasn't a lot or any APIs for integration,
> or automation, customizations, openness for adding custom rules, etc.
>
> MAC technology was also available from SSB Bart's AMP for Mobile too.
> YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ_6Ly930t4
> 2015 Press Release
> https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/digital-accessibility-solutions-provider-ssb-bart-group-launches-new-mobile-accessibility-management-platform-300045211.html
> other news articles, such as
> http://www.eweek.com/small-business/ibm-mobile-accessibility-checker-built-for-ios-android
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> for latest offering from Level Access, see their web site at
> https://www.levelaccess.com/products/software/mobile-accessibility/
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> Phill Jenkins
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> From:        Matt Elton <mattelton35@gmail.com>
> To:        w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Date:        09/26/2018 02:35 PM
> Subject:        Accessibility testing an App
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> Hi everyone,
>
> I emailed a few months ago for advice on how best to check the
> accessibility of a website on mobile and desktop. Your feedback was very
> helpful - so thanks again for that..
>
> We have now progressed on, and I would very much like to check the
> accessibility of an Android and iOS app (ideally against WCAG v2.1). Can
> anyone talk me through how this can be done as it is difficult to see the
> code behind the App. Is it enough to run assistive tech on it (i.e.
> VoiceOver, Talkback etc). or is there a way to look at the code as well?
>
> Cheers for your help,
> Matt
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