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Re: Native or web?


From: Mohith BP
Date: Jan 31, 2019 1:57AM

Hi Barry,

You have mentioned:
"I was concerned that it
was an app written for IOS and probably uses java to emulate the gestures
used by a IOS device, but I'm concerned whether or not it will use the VO

It is highly recommended to test with screen reader turned on to
verify that there are no custom gestures created, the gestures are not
interfering with the VO gestures and finally all the actions can be
performed without the specific gestures when screen reader is turned
off as per WCAG 2.1 SC 2.5.1:
2.5.1 Pointer Gestures:
All functionality that uses multipoint or path-based gestures for
operation can be operated with a single pointer without a path-based
gesture, unless a multipoint or path-based gesture is essential.
(Level A)

This requirement applies to web content that interprets pointer
actions (i.e. this does not apply to actions that are required to
operate the user agent or assistive technology).

Thanks & Regards,
Mohith B. P.

On 1/30/19, Jonathan Avila < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> One trick I use to see if something is a webview or not is to look at the
> Voice Over rotor settings in iOS when focused on the content in question and
> see if there are HTML type rotor settings for links, lists, form controls,
> table, etc. If so you are in a webview.
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> On 29/01/2019 13:37, Barry Hill wrote:
>> If an app is written using html ostensibly for IOS use only, which
>> guidelines would be most appropriate, WCAG 2.1 or mobile accessibility
>> guidelines? I think the pertinent question is, is it a native or a web
>> app?
> The more pertinent question here would be: when you say it's written using
> HTML, do you mean it's then packaged/cross-compiled, running inside a native
> app shell with a webview, or literally loaded in Safari?
> If the latter two, it's still web content shown by a web user agent (in the
> case of the webview, a very cut-down one in terms of user controls, but a
> user agent nonetheless). If it's cross-compiled and packaged (using
> something like PhoneGap), the lines get a bit more blurred (though I believe
> fundamentally it's still running inside a webview for the most part, so
> still web content).
> Also note that there aren't really separate/different mobile accessibility
> guidelines per se. There is guidance on how to apply/interpret WCAG 2.0 (not
> sure if there's a 2.1 version out yet) for mobile apps, but fundamentally
> the (tech agnostic) success criteria remain the same.
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