The Office of Information andTechnology (OIT) Section 508 Office tests mobile content to verify that it complies with Section 508 standards, including 1194.21 (Software and Platforms), 1194.22 Web, 1194.24 (multimedia), and 1194.31 Functional Requirements. We work to facilitate access to mobile technologies for anyone with disabilities.
We manually test VA platform-specific Apps directly on the device using its built-in accessibility features and supported methods. For example, we test with VoiceOver on iOS and Talkback on Android.
We perform some automated testing on web-based content, but we also perform manual tests to ensure the (mobile application) App properly implements accessibility techniques on the device’s browsers.
Note: App platforms have varying accessibility support. It is important to develop using the accessibility support of each platform you develop.
The Section 508 office maintains its own project system. It is important to register your App as early in Planning or Development as possible. To register your App, visit:
The following list describes some of the key areas that the Section 508 Office tests. It does not include all testing activities.
Color Contrast Checkers:
Apple iOS Accessibility API:
Android Accessibility Layer:
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Last reviewed/updated August 6, 2014