Accessibility testing in mobile apps

Learn how to check that your applications are accessible for all audiences

Date and time

Thursday 24 September 2020 - 13:00 to 14:30 BST

Please note, the date for this course has now passed - but you can purchase the recording below or join our mailing list and we will keep you updated when the training is repeated in the near future.

Location

Online - this course is delivered via the Zoom platform

Accessibility

  • The course will be delivered with live captions
  • We can share slides in advance if required
  • A captioned recording with transcript will be shared with attendees after the live event

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The date for this course has now passed - but you can purchase the recording below or join our mailing list and we will keep you updated when the training is repeated in the near future.

Please note: after purchasing a ticket you are able to reassign the ticket, if somebody different to the ticket purchaser will be attending the training.

Why you should attend

If you're building or releasing a mobile app, you need to be testing your app is accessible. On this course learn how to test on iOS and Android devices using VoiceOver and TalkBack as well as a number of different testing tools and frameworks, covering mobile app design consideration and best practice.

Who is this training for

This course is aimed at those wishing to conduct mobile accessibility test audits and want to learn more about how to use a mobile screen reader to navigate a native app.

This course is particularly applicable for designers, developers and testers of mobile applications, but may also be of interest to others directly involved in the production and development of content and strategy.

Attendees will need some awareness of accessibility standards and this course will focus on how these can be applied.

What will be covered

  • A comprehensive overview of the two main mobile screen readers as well as what to look for when conducting an app accessibility review.
  • Additional testing tools used to analyse app accessibility at the time of development, as well as more broad design considerations.
  • Google and Apple design considerations and best practice.
  • Use of advanced testing tools such as the Accessibility Scanner and Accessibility Inspector, as well as lint checks and automated testing frameworks

Important information 

Class size: We limit the number of people on our training courses to ensure all attendees can engage with the presenter, ask questions and have an informative experience

What to bring: You will need a good internet connection, access to a laptop or desktop computer and to be able to open/use the Zoom platform without restrictions on your device

Why train with us?

97% of attendees rated our webinars and training ‘Excellent' or ’Good’ in 2019

Attendees will receive a link to the recording of the training to watch back at your leisure after the event. (And you’ll always have access to the latest advice as we will update the content on the link when the training is repeated in the future.)

What our previous attendees say

"Very insightful and informative."  

"A well delivered and well-paced webinar. Liked the polls and colourful examples." 

“I’ve found the sessions useful in bringing the range of accessibility issues to our attention, from website navigation to ensuring that images are meaningful to the visually impaired… I’d say that the training is essential for those responsible for the content of public websites.”

Meet our trainer

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Helen Burge is a Senior Accessibility and Usability Consultant with AbilityNet.

Her background includes digital roles at Applause, Tenon.io and Deque. Helen has worked extensively in accessibility testing, learning from developers about the most effective way to find and report issues.

About our training team

Our trainers have decades of experience between them. They deliver accessibility consultancy ranging from technical audits and user tests, through to ongoing involvement in the accessibility of enterprise-level agile projects. They regularly champion accessibility at conferences, lead webinars, and run workshops.