3 Basic Techniques to Conduct Accessibility Testing on Android Devices

3 Basic Techniques to conduct Accessibility Testing on Android Devices

What is Accessibility Testing?

  • Speech Recognition — It converts the spoken word to text, which can be replaced by normal typing
  • Screen Reader– This will read out the text that is written on the screen
  • Screen Magnifier- This helps enlarge the text on the screen for vision-impaired people
  • Special Keyboard- These are special keyboards designed for people having difficulty in typing

Why is it Necessary to Conduct Accessibility Testing?

Reason 1: Cater to a Wider Market for Disabled People

Reason 2: Avoid Discrimination and Legal Complications

  • Americans with Disabilities Act — 1990 in the United States
  • Disability Discrimination Act — 1995 in the United Kingdom
  • Disability Discrimination Act — 1992 in Australia
  • Disability Act of 2005 in Ireland

Reason 3: Provide better Search Engine Optimization

1) Vision Disability and Visual Impairment

Vision Disability and Visual Impairment

2) Other Disability

How to Perform Accessibility Testing?

  1. Accessibility Scanner
  2. Manual Testing
  3. Automated Testing

Accessibility Scanner

Accessibility Scanner
Accessibility Scanner Download
Accessibility Scanner Download
Accessibility Scanner Download
Accessibility Scanner

Manual Testing

  • Linear Navigation
  • Explore by touch

Automated Testing Tools

1. AChecker — Web Accessibility Checker

AChecker — Web Accessibility Checker

2. WAVE — Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool

WAVE — Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool

3. Accessibility Insights for Android

Accessibility Insights for Android

4. WCAG Accessibility Checklist for Android

WCAG Accessibility Checklist for Android

Conclusion

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