Home » Android » cordova – Making Android apps accessible (for people with disabilities) with PhoneGap

cordova – Making Android apps accessible (for people with disabilities) with PhoneGap

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

Does anyone have any experience with making an Android app accessible when utilizing PhoneGap? At the very minimum we need to make our apps Section 508-compliant.

I have tried implementing some standard accessibility features (labels for textboxes, adding title attributes to divs, etc). However, when using TalkBack and Expore by Touch in Android, when my PhoneGap app is loaded it just says “WEB CONTENT” – and that’s it. Nothing else about my app is spoken aloud.

When the same app runs in iOS with VoiceOver everything works quite well. It reads all of the “title” attributes just fine.

How to&Answers:

Yeah, I can reproduce that problem as well. It doesn’t look like
TalkBack can read things inside the WebView. You should raise an issue
with them:

https://code.google.com/p/eyes-free/issues/list

I’m sure we’d be happy to work with them on it.