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Significance of External keyboard accessibility for Mobile native / hybrid apps


From: Ramakrishnan Subramanian
Date: Nov 20, 2021 2:35AM


I am seeing external keyboard testing being conducted widely for the
native/hybrid mobile apps. This commonly triggers issues like focus
indicator and operability issues. Hence wanted to understand the
importance of external keyboard support for the mobile app
accessibility. Considering the fact that most mobile apps are built
keeping only the touch interaction, I am trying to understand the
following so that I can guide the client better.
Who is the User group that get impacted the most with the lack of
external keyboard support for the mobile apps?
Is there any data or stat that indicates How crucial is external
keyboard accessibility for the mobile apps?
Whether lack of focus indicator or keyboard operability can be
considered A critical issue? keeping in mind the primary mode of
interaction is touch for these mobile apps.


Thanks and Regards