Can We Improve App Accessibility with Advanced Development Methods?

  • Elmar KrainzEmail author
  • Klaus Miesenberger
  • Johannes Feiner
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10896)


The number of mobile apps is rising. This can be seen in the Android Play Store were more than 3.5 million different apps are available. However, most apps have some problems with accessibility. This paper addresses the following research question: Can we improve the accessibility of apps with the help of advanced software development methods? Taking the model-driven development approach into consideration, the design and the development of an accessible app prototype is possible.

In the present study 42 developers compared the new model-driven method with the standard app development approach. The evaluation of the development process shows that model-driven development can improve the accessibility of mobile apps significantly.


Mobile apps Model-driven development Accessibility 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elmar Krainz
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Klaus Miesenberger
    • 2
  • Johannes Feiner
    • 1
  1. 1.FH JOANNEUMKapfenbergAustria
  2. 2.Johannes Kepler UniversityLinzAustria

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