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From Mobile Accessibility Task Force

This is the working area of the Mobile Accessibility Task Force.

Administrative Resources

Agenda and Onboarding Documents

Current Work

Resources & Background Relevant to Current Assignments


(This section is for collecting comment from and informing other groups)

  1. WAI Group Coordination - WCAG Wiki Page that the Task Forces all have access to and can use to keep each other informed
  2. Task Force Exchange - Outdated
  3. Touch Issues in WCAG 2.2.1 keyboard trap - example of extension conflict
  4. WCAG Definition of web content and native apps


  1. Mobile Accessibility: How WCAG 2.0 and Other W3C/WAI Guidelines Apply to Mobile 2018
  2. WCAG 2.1

Archived Work by Topic

2.2 Mobile

2.1 Mobile Contributions

2.1 Understanding and Techniques Proposals

  1. Accessible Name Understanding
  2. Character Key Shortcuts Understanding
  3. Device Sensors Understanding
  4. Character Key Shortcuts Technique: Turn off

Resources & Background Relevant to 2.1

  1. Mobile Accessibility Note as Published on W3C (Published 26 February 2015)
  2. Technique Development Assignments - Chart of existing and proposed Techniques and status (Outdated)
  3. WCAG 2.1
  4. WCAG Working document: Implementations list

Instructions and Templates Relevant to 2.1

  1. WCAG 2.1 Understanding and Techniques Development
  2. TEMPLATE for Understanding
  3. WCAG Technique Writing Resources
  4. TEMPLATE for Techniques

2.0 Mobile Accessibility Note and WCAG Extension

Older versions of 2.0
  1. Mobile Accessibility Note as Published on W3C (Published 26 February 2015)
  2. Mobile Accessibility Note Editor's Draft on Github (work from 2015)
  3. Mobile Accessibility Note (Github Repository) (Issues) (work from 2015)
  4. Mobile Accessibility WCAG Extension (Editor's Draft on Github) (In Progress work, read-only version)
  5. Mobile Accessibility WCAG Extension (Github Repository) (In Progress work, link for issues and pull requests)
  6. Note: WCAG 2.0 and Mobile Mobile Note (completed)
  7. Mobile Accessibility WCAG Extension (Github page) Extension (in progress)

Language update Suggestions for WCAG 2.0

  1. Subset of WCAG 2.0 Techniques Applicable to Mobile without Changes that need language update
  2. WCAG 2.0 understanding that needs language update




  1. Mobile Accessibility Challenges
  2. Keyboard Access/Modality Independent Control/IndieUI
  3. Responsive Design
  4. Platform Capabilities
  5. User Agent Capabilities
  6. New_WCAG_2.0_Techniques -- Original discussion of new Mobile Techniques - 2014
  7. Proposal for Touch Success Criteria
  8. Extended discussion of Touch Success Criteria Proposal
  9. Mobile Accessibility Use Cases
  10. Keyboard Accessibility Use Cases
  11. Mobile A11y Best Practices
  12. Summary of Research on Touch/Pointer Target Size
  13. HISTORY: Touch and Pointer
  14. Touch and Pointer Guideline - WCAG WG Feedback
  15. Discussion: Touch and Force Touch

Gap Analysis


Best Practices

Preliminary documents for Note

Assignments Lists Archive

  1. Scribe List (Outdated)
  2. Assignments (Outdated)
  3. Techniques_Resources - (Outdated) Instructions for new Techniques in the wiki
  4. Mobile Technique Template - Wiki template for new techniques
  5. Technique Development Assignments
  6. WCAG 2.1 Success Criteria Submission Requirements and links to proposed SCs

Assignments and Proposals Archive

  1. proposed revision of 2.5.3 This is M8 in our new numbering.
  2. Failure_of_2.5.3
  3. Touch Accessibility (Guideline 2.5)
  4. Speech Input Accessibility (Guideline 2.7)
  5. Technique: Providing error messages on small screens
  6. Technique: M015 Providing a way for users to see page they are on
  7. proposed revision of 2.5.4
  8. proposed revision of 3.4.1
  9. proposed SC on information added or removed from a page
  10. Guideline 2.6: Make it easier to use the physical features of the phone.
  11. proposed revision/modification/addition to Guideline 2.1 and related SCs to cover touch+AT scenarios
  12. Proposed SC Pointer with Assistive Technology This is M5 in our new numbering.
  13. Proposed Speech Input M11
  14. Proposed Single Key Shortcut Alternative M12a
  15. Proposed Speech Command Mechanism M12b
  16. Proposed SC Target Size M2
  17. Proposed SC Orientation M13 Orientation
  18. Extension Notes

Instructions and Templates Archive

  1. New Techniques repository on Github
  2. Instructions for writing new techniques in Github
  3. Wiki Template for proposed guideline/technique/failure
  4. HISTORY: Template
  5. Coordination Template
  6. Proposed SC Template 2016-08-29

Mobile Accessibility Task Force Founding Documents

The Task Force has the following founding documents: