Bility : automated accessibility testing for mobile applications
Author(s)Vontell, Aaron Richard.
Automated accessibility testing for mobile applications
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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In this thesis, I designed and implemented a testing framework, called Bility, to assess the accessibility of mobile applications. Implemented in Java and Kotlin, this framework automatically navigates through an application, finding both dynamic and static accessibility issues. I developed techniques for unique view detection, automatically building a representation of the dynamic behavior of an application, and making navigation decisions based on application state and history in order to find these accessibility issues. I compared Bility's ability to detect issues against existing tools such as the Google Accessibility Scanner. I found that Bility performs significantly better and is able to detect additional static issues, as well as discover dynamic accessibility issues that current tools do not detect.
This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Thesis: M. Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2019Cataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-99).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.