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5.3 Manual Testing with Screen Readers

An easy way to experience how persons with visual impairment use a mobile application is to simply navigate and operate the mobile application using a screen reader. This testing also ensures compatibility of the mobile application with the screen reader.

  • Navigate the mobile application and determine just how much information we can access through the use of screen readers.
  • Try reading the headings, navigation menus, images and buttons and also test more complex features such as input forms, if applicable.


Example Tools:

  • Narrator for Windows Mobile
  • TalkBack for Android
  • VoiceOver for iOS

A checklist on testing using screen readers is provided in Section 5.6 – Best Practice Checklist for Developers