STAREAST 2022 Concurrent Session : Can Mobile Accessibility Testing be Automated via AI?


Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm

Can Mobile Accessibility Testing be Automated via AI?

Did you know that 20% of federal ADA & 508 lawsuits now mention violations in mobile apps? There’s legal precedence now on maintaining compliance across all digital properties. As an example, the DOJ ruled against H&R Block, citing non compliance of both their web and mobile apps. Same fate for Dominos Pizza. Does your organization have an ADA compliance strategy for your mobile applications? Attend this session if you want to learn about the ABCs of accessibility testing. We will cover the WCAG 2.0 and 2.1 standards. Discuss whether you should target Level A, Level AA, or Level AAA compliance. Talk about how to manually test for a11y violations. And review new ways to automate accessibility testing using artificial intelligence.

Ahmed Datoo

Ahmed Datoo is the Co-Founder and COO of Mesmer. His experience in the technology industry spans software engineering, product management, marketing, and strategy. Prior to Mesmer, Ahmed was co-founder of Zenprise and was the SVP of Product and Marketing. At Zenprise he grew revenues from $0 to $250 million, built an innovative product recognized by Gartner and Forrester, and coined the term and created the MDM (mobile device management) category. Prior to Zenprise he held engineering management and product management positions at Loudcloud/EDS. He started his career as a strategy consultant at Accenture. He’s appeared in articles in the WSJ, NYTimes, Economist, Network World, USA Today and has spoken at events at Stanford University, Interop, Gartner, and VentureBeat. Ahmed holds an MBA, MA, and BA from Stanford University and has 6 patents.