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State of Native Mobile Accessibility Standards & Testing

Date & Time
Friday, March 22, 2024 - 11:20 AM PDT  
Orange County 3-4  

In this presentation, I will discuss my perspective on the native mobile application accessibility landscape and my opinion on how we, as accessibility professionals, can move mobile application accessibility forward and closer to parity with web accessibility. It has been more than 15 years since the mass adoption of app stores and mobile touchscreen input. The “Web” is no longer considered as the singular way to consume information. What is the state of native mobile app accessibility? Two words, “wild west”. Compared to the adoption of the World Wide Web and the creation of its accessibility standards, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), mobile applications are behind the curve. There are no accessibility standards that can be directly applied to mobile applications without interpretation and adaptation. What about evaluation and testing of mobile application accessibility? There currently is a lack of simple, widely available, obtainable tools and processes for testers. Most available tools and processes require developer-level knowledge to accurately and consistently evaluate the accessibility level of mobile applications.

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  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Healthcare & Rehabilitation
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Session Summary (Abstract)
Mobile applications are a primary way to consume content, but how do we evaluate their accessibility? Learn how accessibility professionals can elevate native mobile app accessibility through both current and app-specific standards and processes.  
Primary Topic
Mobile Technology  
Secondary Topics
  • Development
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Law, Compliance, and Policy
Session Type
General Track  


  • Joe Humbert

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