AMP Spring 2015 What's New

AMP for Mobile

In partnership with IBM, SSB BART Group (SSB) is proud to announce the release of AMP for Mobile with the Accessibility Management Platform (AMP) Spring 2015 release. AMP for Mobile is an automated testing engine for AMP for native mobile applications that run off iOS and Android and for browser testing on mobile devices. AMP for Mobile empowers organizations to automate the testing of native mobile applications in order to ensure accessibility compliance of mobile properties. This process will be seamlessly integrated within SSB’s industry-leading Accessibility Management Platform, which will allow the automated testing of mobile content to be managed in the same platform used to manage all aspects of an organization’s accessibility initiative.

AMP for Mobile supports iOS (AMP for iOS) and Android (AMP for 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 BART Group on a continuous basis. AMP for Mobile allows testing to be performed directly on the mobile device. This means 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.

AMP for Mobile will be available to AMP Enterprise Licensed organization for an additional subscription fee. For those organizations that are interested in the AMP for Mobile please reach out to your account manager or for additional information.


AMP Mobile Best Practice Updates

With the official release of AMP for Mobile all of AMP's mobile Best Practices have been updated to ensure the most up to date information is being provided to end users. Even for Best Practices with automated testing coverage AMP Best Practices provide follow up manual inspection guidance. This is a way to verify that all controls of an application are being evaluated against the applicable accessibility standards for the most accurate available testing coverage.

As with all AMP Best Practices, the mobile Best Practices for iOS and Android will provide users with the following detailed information:

  • Description of accessibility issues
  • Compliant source code example
  • Non-compliant source code example
  • Recommended approach and options for fixing a violation of the best practice
  • Unit tests allowing for validation of the issue in a variety of fashions, including automatic, manual, and assistive technology review
  • Links to relevant public standards associated with the best practice
  • Severity, Noticeability, and Tractability (SNT) metrics for prioritizing compliance violations across best practices

Bug Fixes and Enhancements

As with every AMP release the SSB BART Group AMP team works diligently to correct known bugs and provide continuous improvements to existing features and functionality. This ensures that we are always providing end users with the most optimal experience with AMP.

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