Due to the rising amount of mobile apps and the lack of accessibility that we have detected in them, Technosite has developed a methodology for assessing and certifying the accessibility of the mobile apps.
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The accessibility certification of mobile applications is carried out by
accessibility experts, most of whom have a disability, thus combining
the technical analysis with user experience and technology.
Further information on the new accessibility label can be requested
by phoning Technosite (0034 91 121 03 30) or sending an email
In addition to the certification of mobile applications, Technosite
provides the following services:
Consultancy and training on mobile accessibility.
Development of accessible mobile applications.
User experience (UX) evaluation in their interaction with mobile
Accessibility services on a large variety of technologies: Web,
desktop applications, electronic documents, public digital
Technosite, an enterprise specialised in accessible technologies and
part of the Fundosa Group (ONCE Foundation), has developed a
methodology to assess and certify the accessibility of mobile
The certification model defined by Technosite guarantees
compliance with a set of accessibility requirements in mobile
applications. Additionally, each application update is reviewed
before its publication in order to ensure the maintenance of the
accessibility level along time.
The mobile applications certified by us are identified by a quality
badge: the new Technosite Mobile Accessibility label.
Nowadays, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 is
the technical reference to create accessible websites. It is also the
baseline document to build the guidance of applying WCAG 2.0 to
non-Web Information and Communications Technologies
Technosite certifies the accessibility of mobile applications by means of a
methodology based on WCAG 2.0 and adapted to the specific
characteristics of mobile applications. The assessed accessibility
requirements are presented below:
Principle 1: Perceivable.
Text Alternatives: Static and dynamic visual content / Visual,
acoustic and haptic notifications.
Time-based Media: Audio description and captions.
Adaptable: Programmatically determinable information, structure
Distinguishable: Font and control size / Contrast and use of
colour / Textual content colour.
Principle 2: Operable.
Operable through keyboard or switches.
Enough Time: Timing adjustable / Pause, stop, hide.
Navigable: Descriptive Titles / Navigation sequences in complete
Principle 3: Understandable
Readable: Language /Logical distribution and grouping of content
Predictable: Focus changes do not initiate a change of context /
Input Assistance: Error identification and prevention / Control
Principle 4: Robust
Compatible: Control labels/ Programmatically determinable
identification of controls / Alternatives to control gestures /
Compatibility with voice dictation.