Google is making it simpler to identify accessible Android apps in the Play Store in addition to other developments made today in honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD).
A11y tags are used to make it simpler for Play Store users to identify apps that genuinely meet their diverse needs.
When certain accessibility chips are tapped, a list of other categorized apps appears underneath the About this app part of a Google Play listing:
readable by screen readers Visual support providing hearing aids learning impairment motor support Unimpeded communication Currently, there are no apps with this tag. However, we will eventually include it in pertinent apps.) The full list is displayed above, and tags are divided into two groups:
Apps that serve as practical tools for a particular user group, such as a transcription app, which was primarily created for the benefit of the deaf or hard of hearing. accessible applications in any genre, such as games that are user-friendly to screen readers.
Google points out that it has just marked a small number of the apps and that more will be added later. Here are a few illustrations to aid your browsing: