Accessibility of Mobile Apps

A CSAIL Project @ MIT


Helping Developers Make Accessible Mobile Apps

Our goal is to:

  • Explain Native Mobile Accessibility Guidelines, Legislation and Resources
  • Define Accessible UI Recommendations
  • Describe iOS and Android Accessibility API Tutorials and Techniques
  • Develop AMA Library for extending Android App Accessibility
Mobile Accessibility Graphic
"The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect."
-Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web

Designed to be used with a keyboard

All actionable controls are hand-picked to support keyboard usage

WCAG 2.0 AA

"Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are part of a series of web accessibility guidelines published by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the main international standards organization for the internet. They consist of a set of guidelines for making content accessible, primarily for people with disabilities, but also for all user agents, including highly limited devices, such as mobile phones..." (source: Wikipedia).

Section 508

"...Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals..." (source: Wikipedia).

Accessible+

Accessibility Helper Menu

Choose accessibility preferences in the menu to the left. Your choices will be stored in your web browsers cache.

Compliant HTML

The template has been thoroughly tested and is compatible with both WCAG 2.0 AA and Section 508.

Collaborators

MIT CSAIL Decentralized Information Group logo
Bridging Apps logo
MIT UX logo