Inclusive ADA Principles

(WCAG 2.1) for UX Designers

In the wake of COVID-19 lockdown and even before it, users are more frequently using mobile and native apps. Some estimates show that 90 percent of the time spent on mobile devices occurred within native applications. Apps drive engagement, boost customer loyalty, and give brands more options for personalization of their experiences, so the implications of providing an inaccessible experience are magnified.

Download this whitepaper for: 

  • How the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) criteria match up in mobile and native app design
  • Review 18 Mobile and Native App Inclusive UX examples 
  • Examples separated under the 4 core accessibility principles 
    • Perceivable Principle
    • Operable Principle
    • Understandable Principle
    • Robustness Principle
  • Technical explanations for each and how they connect back to the WCAG 


Please note content that meets WCAG 2.1 or 2.2 should meet the requirements of policies that reference WCAG 2.0. WCAG 2.1 does not deprecate or supersede WCAG 2.0. An older version of this document referenced WCAG 2.0. 

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