Accessibility testing is a subset of usability testing and is the inclusive practice of making websites and mobile applications usable by people of all abilities and disabilities. You do this by testing mobile websites and/or applications on all leading browsers, mobile devices and screen readers.

Government Guidance

Accessibility and Section 508 Compliance laws and rules apply to mobile products just as they do to websites and other federal products.
Currently, there are no clear Section 508 rules for native apps. However, web apps should be fully accessible and Section 508 compliant.

Please reference the following guidance when doing Accessibility testing.

Resources Available

Listed below are resources available that further describe and conduct accessibility testing. These services/companies or websites are offered as a sample of what is currently available for accessibility testing and do not indicate an endorsement of them or their products and/or services.

Web Resources


Testing Services

These services/companies or web sites are offered as a sample of what is currently available and do not indicate an endorsement of them or their products and/or services. Agencies should consult their Accessibility experts about other mobile accessibility tools.

Test Plans/Checklists available on GitHub

The test plans listed below are government test plans, cases or checklists that have been uploaded to GitHub and are available as samples and/or for use.
  • Department of Labor - a selection of test cases used to test accessibility and Section 508 compliance of mobile applications

Notices GSA Mobile PMO USA.gov