Everyone talks about making websites more accessible, but what about mobile apps? There’s not a lot of information out there about improving mobile app accessibility, so we decided to create a quick guide for you!
Mobile app accessibility refers to designing a mobile app that people with disabilities can use seamlessly. We recommend always including in your apps support for visual, hearing, physical or mobility related disabilities.
App accessibility should be ensured starting from the mockup design to the testing phase. Something everyone needs to remember is that an app is not automatically accessible, and so work needs to be done to ensure that.
According to the World Health Organization, about 15% of the world’s population has some form of disability, and the number is expected to double by 2050. These stats only highlight the importance of building accessible apps.
Check out the key tips, recommended by the Bureau of Internet Accesibility, on how make your mobile app more accessible:
Due to color blindness and low-vision, apps should ideally require users the lowest level of effort.
Here are ways to improve your app’s visual accessibility:
Interacting with touch screens can be extremely difficult, so enabling support with different technologies and making the best use out of the screen are a must.
Here are ways to improve your tactical and operational accessibility:
For more information on creating accessible mobile apps, check out the PDF resource by the Bureau of Internet Accessibility.
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