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Beyond the Web: How to Ensure Your Mobile Content is Accessible

Written by: Kim Phillips

Original Presentation Date: Tuesday, October 29th

Mobile usage is growing at a rapid pace as the ways we use our devices continually evolve. Using smartphones to perform basic activities of daily living like banking, shopping, or scheduling appointments is no longer just a convenience—it’s become the norm. And the ability to use these features is often even more valuable to people with disabilities, removing real world barriers to the products & services they need.

Ensuring your mobile apps and mobile web content is accessible isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s a legal requirement. Digital accessibility lawsuits continues to rise, and settlement agreements are increasingly including both web and mobile accessibility requirements.

In this overview on mobile accessibility Chief Accessibility Officer Jonathan Avila will walks you through:

  • Current trends in mobile usage
  • Accessibility requirements for mobile applications and mobile web
  • Common mobile accessibility issues and their impact on users with various disabilities
  • Testing and development strategies for mobile apps and content

About the Speaker

Jonathan AvilaJonathan Avila – Chief Accessibility Officer

With 20 years of experience in digital accessibility and his own personal experience as a person with a visual impairment, Jonathan brings unparalleled industry knowledge and a unique perspective to access solutions for technology with an extensive knowledge of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2), Section 508, and other accessibility standards and guidelines for the web, software, mobile technology, and hardware. He actively works with major industry development platform and assistive technology vendors, regulatory agencies and public-sector organizations to consistently update understanding of the proper level of accessibility for clients. Sought out as a thought leader in the industry, Jonathan has developed training for Federal agencies, presents webinars throughout the year on a variety of digital accessibility topics, speaks at conferences and other industry events, and is a regular contributor to the Level Access blog.