Accessible Mobile Apps - Issue #49

Hello everyone,

Hope you're having a great week. This one will be a busy one for me as I'm travelling to Paris, France to speak about accessible maps at Swift Connection. If you'll be there, too, come say hi!

As always, don't hesitate to reach out with any suggestions for the next issue via email ( or Twitter (or Mastodon).

- Robin

axe DevTools Mobile

Deque's got a mobile accessibility testing tool called axe DevTools Mobile. I was able to test it out last year before my talk about accessibility testing, and now they have a free trial available for you to try, too!

WordPress Accessibility Day 2023

It may not be mobile, but the schedule of talks for WordPress Accessibility Day has some interesting topics lined up. Starting out, you can hear from the co-founder of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), Jennison Asuncion. Then, you can hear Gian Wild's talk on mobile accessibility, and much more. Sign up for free at the link below:

Inclusive Design 24, September 21

I mentioned this event a while back, but it's almost here! Inclusive Design 24 is a free online conference all about inclusive design. Don't miss the session on native mobile accessibility testing by Jan Jaap de Groot on the 21st at 7:00 UTC.


Double Tap on Apple Watch

Although it's not new compared to existing accessibility features on the Apple watch, it is getting a lot of buzz, since the Apple watch series 9 was announced. You can read more about it here:

Hands on with Double Tap

To see double tap in action, here's a short review:


Building Accessible Android Apps with Jetpack Compose - axe-con 2022

Catch the replay of the axe-con talk about Jetpack Compose:

Guide Dog Android Accessibility Playlist

Guide Dog in the UK has released a playlist of tech hacks for Android devices. Have a look and see if there's something you haven't tried out yet:


Accessible React Components

Here's a nice article about getting started making your React components accessible:

Join the Accessible Mobile Apps Slack Group

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