An Introduction to Android Accessibility Features

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Everybody agrees that an app should be easy to use, intuitive and user friendly, but is that enough? We often forget that an important part of app development is making sure your app is accessible and easy to navigate for everyone, even those with visual or physical disabilities.

Android offers a lot of accessibility options and features but they are often neglected during the design and implementation phase. Accessibility APIs were first introduced in Android 1.6 (API level 4) but many developers are not familiar or interested in them. Accessibility has often been an after-thought and if you make a quick search on Google or StackOverflow, there are few mentions.

It shouldn’t be this way, because implementing accessibility features into your app is easy and straightforward, so today we are going to take a look at how.

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