About AMP for Mobile

AMP for Mobile

Designed in partnership with IBM, AMP for Mobile is an automated testing engine for native mobile applications (iOS and Android) and mobile web content. Seamlessly integrated within SSB’s industry-leading Accessibility Management Platform (AMP) and available as an add-on subscription service for AMP Enterprise licensees, AMP for Mobile now adds the ability to perform automated testing of mobile systems for compliance with relevant laws and standards, including the ADA, CVAA, WCAG and Section 508, to AMP’s turnkey solution for managing all facets of an organization’s digital accessibility initiative.

Key Features

Supported Platforms

AMP for Mobile supports iOS and Android native applications as well as mobile web content as rendered on the device itself. Each platform has a complete library of automated and manual accessibility Best Practices updated and maintained by SSB on a continuous basis.

Currently Supported Versions:

  • Xcode - 9.x
  • iOS - 9.3 (Object-C and Swift 2.2), iOS 10, iOS 11
  • Android Studio - 2.1.1, 2.2.1, 2.3.3
  • Android OS - 5.1 or 6.0.1, 7 (API 25), 8

On-Device Testing

AMP for Mobile allows testing to be performed directly on the mobile device, meaning that the automated testing of mobile applications can be run from smartphones and tablets. This ensures the optimum level of accuracy during the testing process since simple source code analysis only covers a fraction of potential issues.

Source Code Analysis

Automated testing can also be initiated from within mobile source code editors. Along with testing directly on the mobile device, users can also initiate testing via source emulators. This is extremely beneficial to developers who are actively developing applications. This empowers the developer to do rapid iterative testing during the development phase in order to identify and remediate accessibility concerns during the actual development process. Accessibility is introduced at the earliest stages of development which is ultimately much more efficient than relying on costly retrofitting of applications.

Unified Testing Control Deployment

All testing controls, standard definitions, and Best Practices are centrally configured and automatically deployed across an organization. This ensures that all compliance efforts utilize the same single set of requirements and eliminates differentiating interpretations of compliance, a common problem in accessibility. As new standards and platforms are added to AMP, the Centralized Standards Management allows them to be quickly and easily incorporated, with no disruption to an organization’s compliance activities.

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