The AQuA sets out its app accessibility criteria for developers


The App Quality Alliance (AQuA) has set out its app accessibility testing criteria, helping developers see whether their apps meet the standards for users with disabilities. The guidelines apply to apps running on Android devices, and have been created using feedback and input from a wide variety of industry bodies.

A 61-page document has been produced, which outlines how the tests are structured, along with the criteria and areas of particular interest. These include navigation, control, display, feedback, and settings.

The AQuA helps developers ensure their apps are suitable for use by users with disabilities.

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Apps are tested according to users requirements should they have limited vision, color blindness, limited hearing, limited cognition, or difficulty with manipulation or strength. At AQuA will also examine external devices, should they be applicable. While the information is comprehensive, it’s recommended developers remain in contact with local organizations for hands-on design and testing of app accessibility.

Developers interested in learning more about the criteria, and going through the tests performed, can download the entire document from the AQuA’s website here.