Accessible mobile development

Learn how to include accessibility when building a mobile application

Get 10 training courses for the price of 8

To help you get even better value this year, we have a 10 for the price of 8 bundle on AbilityNet online training courses for you and your team to enjoy. 

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  • Wednesday 13 July 2022
  • 13:00 - 14:30 BST

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Why you should attend

If you're building or releasing a mobile application, you need to be building accessible applications. On this course learn the basics of testing the application, and building the basic components with accessibility in mind.

At the end of the course you will be able to start including accessibility into the development process and reduce the number of issues found by the test team or external test agencies.

Who is this training for

This course is aimed at those wishing to learn the basics for creating accessible mobile applications. To use these starting points to be added into your daily work, and expand your knowledge of building accessible applications.
This course is particularly applicable for developers of mobile applications, but may also be of interest to others directly involved in the production and development of mobile content like testers and designers.
Attendees will need some awareness of accessibility standards and this course will focus on how these can be applied practically

What will be covered

This new training course will give the starting blocks of how to include accessibility when building a mobile application. It will help developers to do a quick check of their code and to understand the basic requirements in iOS and Android builds.
This course will look at:

  • The statistics for mobile usage in the UK and assistive technology
  • High-level review of design and testing the applications of how to use the screen readers
  • Use of advanced testing tools such as the Accessibility Scanner and Accessibility Inspector, as well as lint checks and automated testing frameworks
  •  How to build accessible components for iOS and Android applications looking at:

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Important information 

Class size: We limit the number of people on our training courses to ensure all attendees can engage with the presenter, ask questions and have an informative experience

What to bring: You will need a good internet connection, access to a laptop or desktop computer and to be able to open/use the Zoom platform without restrictions on your device

Location: Online - this course is delivered via the Zoom platform


  • The course will be delivered with live captions
  • We can share slides in advance if required
  • A captioned recording with transcript will be shared with attendees after the live event

Why train with us?

97% of attendees rated our webinars and training ‘Excellent' or ’Good’ in 2019

What our previous attendees say

"Very insightful and informative."  
"A well delivered and well-paced webinar. Liked the polls and colourful examples." 
“I’ve found the sessions useful in bringing the range of accessibility issues to our attention, from website navigation to ensuring that images are meaningful to the visually impaired… I’d say that the training is essential for those responsible for the content of public websites.”

Meet our trainer

Daniel Mclaughlan

Daniel Mclaughlan is an Accessibility and Usability Consultant at AbilityNet.

His role includes carrying out design reviews, accessibility audits, user testing and providing in-depth consultancy to organisations on web accessibility and usability.

His professional background includes delivering recruitment consultancy for public and private sector multi-disciplinary organisations.

He is accredited with the Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) qualification awarded by IAAP, holds a BA Computer Games Design from the University of East London, and a PGDip in Human-Computer Interaction from City University.

Daniel also enjoys hiking and growing vegetables on his allotment.

About our training team

Our trainers have decades of experience between them. They deliver accessibility consultancy ranging from technical audits and user tests, through to ongoing involvement in the accessibility of enterprise-level agile projects. They regularly champion accessibility at conferences, lead webinars, and run workshops.