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A guide for making apps accessible

Appt.org empowers developers and organizations to build accessible apps for everyone. On this website you will find current statistics about the use of accessibility features on mobile phones, code documentation for iOS, Android and other platforms, official guidelines, in-depth articles and tips.

45%

Almost half of the Dutch iOS users surveyed have one or more accessibility settings activated on their phone.

15%

What is more, a large group even uses two or more accessibility features on iOS.

Most commonly used features on iOS

  • Dark mode

    36.69%

  • Adjust text size

    34.86%

  • Zoom

    10.75%

  • Bold text

    8.09%

  • Shake to undo off

    5.93%

59%

More than half of the Dutch Android users surveyed have one or more accessibility settings activated on their phone.

22%

Also on Android, a large group even uses two or more accessibility features.

Most commonly used features on Android

  • Adjust text size

    36.84%

  • Dark mode

    21.77%

  • Bigger display size

    15.12%

  • Live captions

    4.09%

  • Screen orientation landscape

    1.38%

There are 4.5 million people in the Netherlands with a demonstrable disability. That is more than one quarter of the population (17.8 million).

Apps and websites also need to be accessible to people with a physical or intellectual handicap. This is known as digital accessibility.

Read more about the amount of people with disabilities.

  • Semi literate people

    2,500,000

  • The deaf and hard of hearing

    812,000

  • People with seriously impaired motor skills

    472,000

  • Dyslexic people

    450,000

  • Visually impaired people

    200,000

  • Blind people

    80,000

  • Colour blind people

    70,000

  • People with a mild intellectual disability

    68,000

Accessibility statistics

Almost half of all people with a mobile phone use accessibility features. Much more than you would expect. We researched the real use of all these features.

In-depth documentation

Each platform provides different features to make an app more accessible. This website offers in-depth documentation for iOS, Android, React Native, Flutter and Xamarin.

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