Accessibility Testing Criteria for Windows Applications

Released November 2015

This set of Accessibility Testing Criteria is intended to be used to check the accessibility of an application for users with impairments in one or more categories of vision, colour perception, hearing, speech, dexterity, cognition on a handheld device running Windows.

The primary focus is on the experience with handheld devices, but these guidelines may still be used for applications running on non-handheld devices by omitting mobile-specific requirements (such as device rotation).

The basis for this is built on input from a number of sources including:

  • Mobile Manufacturers Forum GARI website
  • W3C WCAG 2.0 recommendations on accessibility
  • Microsoft developer site recommendations on accessibility
  • AT&T recommendation on website accessibility
  • AQuA members experience and their accessibility teams.

Accessibility Testing Criteria for Windows Applications PDF document