We shared our accessibility tips for usability testing for mobile apps with Proto.io’s blog.
Our tip is below, but be sure to check out the whole article!
UX Testing Commandment #2: Thou Shalt Test For Accessibility
Sharon Rosenblatt reports to us from Accessibility Partners, LLC(@Access_Partners), which provides accessibility consulting to companies looking to make their products more usable for people with disabilities.
“As we test usability within my company, our focus is on accessibility for people with disabilities,” says Rosenblatt. “It is important, and in many cases legally mandated, that technology must be accessible for people with disabilities.”
In case that last sentence made you panic, read up on our beginner’s guide to accessible mobile UI design — chances are, you’re already covering off on some of these points in your mobile usability testing.
“We test apps with engineers that have disabilities: whether it is blindness, poor vision, deafness, or an inability to use or hold mobile devices, we try to check for everything,” says Rosenblatt. “We also encourage developers to use assistive technologies, like screen reading software, magnifiers, speech recognition like Siri, and more, to emulate the experience of a user with disabilities. After all, an app can’t be accessed if it can’t be used by the large demographic of people who identify as having a disability.”