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Accessibility guidelines

Various guidelines exist to make apps more accessible. International standards for digital accessibility largely follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Don't be fooled by the name. These guidelines also apply to apps.

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International standards

The WCAG has been incorporated into legislation in various ways. The way in which accessibility is guaranteed and mandated by the government depends on where in the world your app is used.

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    EN 301 549

    EN 301 549 is the European standard which describes requirements which apps must meet in order to be accessible.

    EN 301 549 overview
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    Section 508

    Section 508 requires United States federal agencies to make their apps accessible for everyone.

    Section 508 overview

WCAG overview

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    Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

    The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines how to make content more accessible to people with disabilities.

    WCAG overview
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    Appt Evaluation Methodology (Appt-EM)

    The Appt Evaluation Methodology (Appt-EM) can be used to determine the accessibility of apps in a uniform and reproducible manner.

    Appt Evaluation Methodology (Appt-EM)