If you’ve made it here, there’s a good chance you’re interested in or desperately trying to figure out, how to make your apps accessible to people with various needs. Great! – we’re here to help you do better, whether you're a product manager, developer, designer, or tester – or anyone else keen to create better apps.
We don’t have the exact stats on the number of people using “accessibility features” on devices, but we do know a bit about the populations of the world and the rate of different forms of disability, many of which lead to use of those features. We also know a bit about what it takes to embed accessibility and inclusion principles and practices into everyday work.
Technology is moving fast, both supporting people with disability and complicating their world. There are ~6.5M apps doing the rounds, with nearly 10K being added every day. Everyone knows what it feels like not being invited to a party, or being excluded, or just plain missing out on something. Inaccessible apps make people feel like they’re not being invited, they’re missing out, and no one actually cares – and that’s personal.
We’re hoping that Apps For All will guide you in reaching as many people as possible to take advantage of the social and economic inclusion that technology and apps can provide.
You can’t learn and apply everything overnight. Try to prioritise, iterate, and take steps towards accessibility and inclusion, in order to build apps for all!
(That’s what we’re doing by the way… we’re new here too, we’ll be adding and updating content regularly!)
Tips & Resources
If you're a product owner, producer or generally responsible for the success of your native iOS or Android apps, we've collected three tips to help you make your app more accessible.