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.
- WCAG Beginners' Guide
WCAG Beginners' Guide
New to WCAG? Start here.
- Beginners' Guide to Accessibility Testing
Beginners' Guide to Accessibility Testing
Test whether your app is accessible yourself.
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.
- EN 301 549 overview
EN 301 549
EN 301 549 is the European standard which describes requirements which apps must meet in order to be accessible.
- Section 508 overview
Section 508 requires United States federal agencies to make their apps accessible for everyone.
- WCAG overview
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines how to make content more accessible to people with disabilities.