Accessible Mobile Apps - Issue #55

Hello everyone,

Hope you're having a good week, and starting off the new year well.

Thanks to the form I posted in the last issue, we've got some great ideas for what we can add to the mobile accessibility community in 2024:

  • "A guideline/checklist easily applicable for native mobile apps, similar to WCAG"
  • "Some tricky components accessible and ready to copy/paste in dev environment.", and
  • "Mobile Accessibility Conference (like Axe-con, but only for mobile apps)"

If any of these ideas interest you, and you'd like to contribute, join the conversation on Slack. Let's work together to make these dreams a reality in 2024! 🥳

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

- Robin

Mobile Accessibility Task Force

Did you know there's a mobile accessibility task force? Jan Jaap de Groot is taking over the leadership of the task force this year, and wants to hear from you if you have any suggestions on what resources are missing! His main goal is "to create an official Working Group Note on applying WCAG 2.2 to Mobile Apps." Looking forward to seeing how this task force evolves in 2024. 😀

Floating Action Buttons

Here's an interesting article about the accessibility considerations when it comes to Floating Action Buttons, or FABs. It talks a bit more about web, but some concepts still apply to mobile.

A lot happened in the world of digital accessibility in 2023. This article sums it up quite well:



This app has won multiple accessibility awards this year, so it's definitely worth checking out. It'll give you a good example of what can be done when you prioritize accessibility during development. You can check out an article reviewing the app, and also the link to download the app on the App Store:

Big shout out to the creator, Zach Tidwell. Bravo!!

CVS Health - Code Samples

Want some concrete code samples regarding accessibility in SwiftUI? Check out this repository from CVS Health:

Shout out to Paul Adam for working on this and bringing this repo to my attention. Keep up the good work!!

iOS 17.3 Beta - Boot Loop and Back Tap

The latest iOS 17.3 Beta got pulled quickly after its release. The problematic boot loop could have been caused by the accessibility feature Back Tap.


Blindness and Low Vision

Are you familiar with all the ways to personalize an Android for blindness or low vision? Good things to keep in mind as you're developing your next app!

Call for Android Bloggers!

Anyone out there making content about accessibility and Android? Send me your suggestions for who to follow 🙏 so I can share more Android news with you here.

Join the Accessible Mobile Apps Slack Group

Use this link to join our 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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