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From WCAG to MCAG: Towards Mobile Accessibility Guidelines

Date & Time
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 11:20 AM PDT  
Orange County 3-4  

Accessibility for mobile applications is increasing in importance as the share of content consumed by digital devices skyrockets. However, benchmarking the accessibility of native mobile apps solely against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) poses significant challenges.

This presentation delves into the difficulties that arise when applying WCAG to native mobile applications and proposes a new, groundbreaking proposal: a set of guidelines specifically tailored for mobile apps that we are calling MCAG.

Drawing upon industry best practices, user research, and expert insights, we will outline the key components of this proposed framework. By adopting mobile-centric accessibility benchmarks, we aim to bridge the gap between design principles and practical implementation, ultimately enhancing the user experience for all individuals.

In addition, we will also take a look at the vendors' accessibility guidelines (the Apple Human Interface Guidelines and Android's Accessibility Principles, Material Design, etc.) to discuss if they can be a sufficient alternative to WCAG.

Join us for an engaging discussion on the need to evolve accessibility benchmarks for native mobile apps and embark on a journey toward a more inclusive digital landscape.

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Session Summary (Abstract)
Learn why applying WCAG to mobile applications isn't enough. Explore a new proposed set of unified mobile accessibility guidelines called MCAG that promises to revolutionize digital accessibility across the enterprise.  
Primary Topic
Mobile Technology  
Secondary Topics
  • Design
  • Development
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Evaluation & Remediation
Session Type
Exhibitor Track  


  • Illai Zeevi

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