Accessible Mobile Apps - Issue #59

Accessible Mobile Apps - Issue #59
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Hello everyone,

I'm excited to announce that we are now offering in-person workshops to prepare your team for the upcoming European Accessibility Act! Send us an email at to learn more, and discuss how we can help your team succeed.

In other news, we've regrouped the "most clicked" links from our newsletters, from issue #1 until now. You can browse the list here.

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

- Robin

MCAG: Mobile Content Accessibility Guidelines

There's the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, but where's the Mobile Content Accessibility Guidelines? That's exactly the question Evinced is answering, with a call for collaborators on their latest project: MCAG.

Evinced Proposes Mobile Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
/PRNewswire/ -- Evinced, the leading software company powering accessible web and mobile development, today announced its first draft of Mobile Content…

GAAD: Global Accessibility Awareness Day

GAAD is only 24 days away! What are you planning to do to raise awareness this year? Let us know on Slack in the gaad-2024 channel.

Thursday, May 18, 2023, help us celebrate the 12th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than One Billion people with disabilities/impairments.


"If someone assumes that a person with a disability cannot do something because of their disability, that’s ableism. If someone treats a disabled person differently because of their disability, that’s ableism. If someone makes fun of a disabled person, that’s ableism."

Ableism and Related Terms You Need to Know – home
It’s important to understand ableism, microaggressions, unconscious bias, and stereotypes. Ignoring them gives power for them to continue.

Accessible Mobile Apps now offers in-person workshops to bring your entire team up to speed on what is required to be in compliance with the European Accessibility Act. With the deadline of June 2025, there's no time to lose! Contact us at to learn more.


iOS Dev Happy Hour

In the last meeting of iOS Dev Happy Hour, they brought on Bas Broek to talk about accessibility! You can watch the replay here:

Screen Curtain on iOS v. Hide Screen on Android

One point for iOS ;) (Sorry Android!)

Braille Screen Input

Ever seen someone use Braille Screen Input to type?


Personalizing Accessibility with Settings

Interesting article by Eevis Panula on personalization and accessibility, discussing how to support users with different and conflicting needs:

Personalizing Accessibility with Settings - droidcon
When users have different, even conflicting, needs for access, what should you do? For example, if one user needs less contrast while the other needs more, how do app developers provide the best experience for all? The truth is that it’s often not possible without some personalization options.

Android Studios Koala

Testing within Android Studios just got even easier!

5 Accessibility Features For Android Worth Knowing About In 2024

Are you familiar with them all?

5 Accessibility Features For Android Worth Knowing About In 2024 - SlashGear
With the most recent version of Android, several new accessibility features have come to smartphones to enhance the user experience for all users.

Join the Appt Slack Group

Along with our partnership with Appt, we've merged the Accessible Mobile Apps Slack workspace with the Appt Foundation Slack workspace. 🥳

Use this link to join the Appt Slack workspace for mobile accessibility. Ask technical questions, share resources, get advice from other developers, and most importantly connect with developers who share your passion for a11y.

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