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Mobile Developers Must Prioritize Accessibility to Remain Relevant and Promote End-To-End Accessibility for Today’s Consumers

Disability touches 73% of today’s consumers, and with 85% of them using smartphones, developers must adopt an accessibility-first mobile mindset.

HERNDON, VA – April 28, 2022 – Deque Systems, a leading software company specializing in digital accessibility, today announced high velocity testing support for mobile developers. Whether new and existing native apps are built with XML or Compose, UIKit or SwiftUI, axe DevTools Mobile for iOS or axe DevTools Mobile for Android can test any feature, any time, on any device. With CI/CD integration, developers can catch issues faster, before they even reach testing.

“Designing apps to be usable on every smartphone, in declarative and imperative UIs, and multiple UI versions is expected. Now, ensuring that those apps are accessible for every user in every situation is the new development frontier,” said Dylan Barrell, CTO of Deque Systems. “Top mobile developers have told us that they reject the idea that mobile accessibility isn’t a necessity. We agree, and we’re determined to support them today, tomorrow and into the future.”

The mobile apps being built today require a combination of automated and manual accessibility testing to achieve full coverage. To meet the needs of modern developers, axe DevTools Mobile provides the most extensive automated testing in the industry, supported by detailed manual testing and clear remediation guidance built directly into the product. Combined with CI/CD integration, mobile development teams can now achieve seamless end-to-end mobile testing.

“Mobile accessibility is the new differentiator, but it’s unfamiliar territory for most designers and developers,” said Preety Kumar, CEO of Deque. “We’ve made it easy to get started with testing and grow expertise while you code. There are products that claim that you don’t actually need to learn anything, change your development processes, or update your existing applications for web or mobile. You just need to install their ‘thing’ and it will magically make everything accessible for you. This is false. Such quick fixes only result in more rework. Achieving high velocity mobile accessibility requires building and maintaining accessible apps from the start.”

Native mobile developers are rare and expensive. Accessibility-first mobile developers are unicorns. Axe DevTools Mobile enables both to be as effective and efficient as possible while maintaining velocity.

To request a demo of Deque’s support for high velocity native mobile accessibility testing visit:

About Deque Systems

Deque (pronounced dee-cue) is a web accessibility software and services company, and our mission is Digital Equality.  We believe everyone, regardless of their ability, should have equal access to the information, services, applications, and everything else on the web.

We work with enterprise-level businesses and organizations to ensure that their sites and mobile apps are accessible. Installed in over 250,000 browsers and with 6,000+ audit projects completed, Deque is the industry standard.

Axe ® is a registered trademark of Deque Systems, Inc.

Contact Information

At Deque:
Ryan Bateman, +1-703-225-0380,

At Deque Europe:
Ron Beenen, +31 6 28 26 78 54,

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About Deque Systems

Deque (pronounced dee-cue) stands for digital equality. For over 20 years, our software, services and training have helped eliminate billions of accessibility barriers from websites, mobile apps and other digital content - improving the web for everyone, including people with disabilities.

We work with enterprise-level businesses and organizations to ensure that their sites and mobile apps are accessible. Our axe tools have been downloaded over one billion times by accessibility champions around the world. Our experts have implemented thousands of successful accessibility programs. Our training has impacted over a hundred thousand learners.

Deque is the digital accessibility industry standard.
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