How to scan apps for accessibility issues

Android Apps Accessibility scanner is an app that is available on the Google Play store. Google has now made it simpler and introduced it limited to Android 6.0 devices.

So what does the accessibility scanner do? 

It goes through your app, setting by setting, looking for potential pitfalls for users to have any disorder like poor eyesight, color blindness and other similar handicaps. Once the scanner analyzes all the data, it gives out suggestions or changes that are required to be made to increase the accessibility of the app. The tracker allows developers to check their progress in various successive versions of their apps.

How does it work?

  1. Launch the app.
  2. Turn on accessibility app and tap on ‘OK’ when the prompt appears. nexus2cee_image-1_thumb-1

The scanner takes a screenshot of the screen and starts analyzing it. Once the scanner gets all the screenshots, buttons texts and other interface elements will be analyzed. This app has dual advantages. You can check the accessibility of your app and it is also beneficial for differently abled users too. The compatibility of this app is rumored to be extended to all other Android devices in the next few months depending on its efficiency.


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