by Matt May

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March 30, 2015

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G3ict, in collaboration with Adobe Accessibility, presents a free white paper on PhoneGap accessibility. This 10-page introduction covers the state of mobile app accessibility, the advantages inherent to PhoneGap’s approach in creating accessible cross-platform mobile apps, and Adobe’s motivation to create a PhoneGap accessibility plugin that bridges the gap between web accessibility and native mobile accessibility APIs.

If you’re looking for a high-level introduction on what makes PhoneGap a good platform for building accessible mobile apps, this is it.

The PhoneGap Mobile Accessibility repository on Github is also available for PhoneGap developers who are interested in implementing more advanced accessibility support in their apps. (TL;DR PhoneGap apps by default benefit from good web accessibility practices, but the accessibility plugin gives developers access to native accessibility APIs, such as whether high contrast is on, or the user has selected a preferred text size.)