“ A space where all people, including children, the elderly, and the disabled, can easily share information ”
Tim Berners-Lee, founder of the World Wide Web (WWW), said that ‘the power of the web lies in its universality’.
Mobile applications can be viewed in the same vein. Mobile accessibility is the concept that mobile devices and applications should be accessible to anyone, regardless of disability or age.
Accessibility is not limited to people with disabilities. Products such as remote controls, automatic doors, and lever-type handles developed for the disabled and the elderly are conveniently used by everyone.
Similarly, if mobile service providers create mobile applications with accessibility in mind, they will provide services to more users. Businesses have the opportunity to broaden their target audience, and all users will have a positive experience of using the application equally.
In Korea, it is obligatory to comply with the accessibility requirements for convenient use of all mobile applications under the provisions of the Framework Act on Intelligent Informatization and the Prevention of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities Act.
Mobile Application Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0
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