But how do the testers know what to look for in terms of accessibility? Specially, what are some standards we factor into our testing?
Mobile apps are typically web applications that are accessed over the Internet or an intranet. As a result, they are covered by Section 508’s technical standards for Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications. Many mobile web apps also include software applications, such as Browsers, plug-ins and extensions which are covered by technical standards for Software Applications and Operating Systems. Also, if the app uses multimedia then technical standards for Video or Multimedia Products would apply.
Another fundamental feature that makes mobile web apps different from applications for desktop computers is that their intended use is for smart phones or PDAs. Due to the small size of these devices, there may be accessibility implications that are not adequately covered by some of the technical provisions. This is why it is important to include Functional Performance Criteria Section.