A tool to help develop accessible apps


Google just released a tool that will help make your apps more accessible for all users, Accessibility Scanner lets developers test their own apps and receive suggestions on ways to enhance or improve accessibility particularly for differently abled users.

Accessibility Scanner looks for potential pitfalls for users who have poor eyesight, color blindness, and similar handicaps, it suggest improvements such as enlarging small touch targets, increasing contrast, and providing content descriptions so that your app can be more easily used by individuals with accessibility needs.

The app seems pretty simple to use just navigate to settings then choose accessibility, locate and turn on Accessibility Scanner, and in the app that you want to scan, tap the Accessibility Scanner button.

Note: It’s a free downloadable app in the Play Store, but at the moment it looks like it’s limited to Android 6.0 devices.