Accessibility in apps made easy - AQuA’s Testing Criteria
Accessibility in apps does not have to be complicated. All major OS platforms provide accessibility guidelines for developers, but still for newcomers to the topic, it can be intimidating. To help overcome this hurdle and help developers perform a simple check of their app to see whether basic accessibility requirements are fulfilled, the MMF teamed up with the App Quality Alliance (AQuA) to develop App Accessibility Testing Criteria.
These Testing Criteria are meant to be a checklist that app developers can work through step by step. Some of the checkpoints are for example:
- Verify that audio feedback of multiple elements is not confusingly similar
- Display schemes and content should avoid using known photosensitive seizure triggers
A first version of the App Accessibility Testing Criteria has been published for Android and is still submitted to public consultation; take a look and download it here. Once finalised, the Accessibility Testing Criteria will also be adapted for other platforms.
If you have questions, want to learn more or have constructive criticism or ideas for ameliorating the Accessibility Testing Criteria, we invite you to register for the free AQuA webinar on Tuesday 30 June 2015 at 5pm CEST / 4pm BST.
Report by LewisInsight: http://chrislewisinsight.com/2015/02/26/disability-accessibility-and-the-emerging-digital-world-a-personal-and-professional-perspective/digitising-the-disabled-billion-accessibility-gets-personal-2015-final
App Accessibility Testing Criteria: http://www.appqualityalliance.org/Accessibility-Testing-Criteria
AQuA webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2697317894127187714