Future Media Standards & Guidelines

Mobile Accessibility Standards and Guidelines v1.0


The BBC Mobile Accessibility Standards and Guidelines are a set of technology agnostic best practices for the BBC's mobile web content, hybrid and native applications.

Each standard and guideline is listed with example code for implementing in HTML, Android, and iOS and steps for testing.

The standards and guidelines are based on the requirements of BBC.co.uk content developed for UK audiences and for use with technology commonly available in the UK. They are intended as a standard for BBC employees and suppliers to follow however they can also be referenced by anyone involved in mobile development.

The Standards and Guidelines are published in an HTML app with offline storage. This prototype app is designed to not only house the standards and guidelines but also act as a showcase for best practice.

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View and/or download the BBC Mobile Accessibility Standards and Guidelines app.

Using the standards and guidelines

You can use use and re-use the the BBC Accessibility Standards and Guidelines under an Open Government Licence for Public Sector Information.

Details can be found on the Open Government Licence for Public Sector Information website.


We would love to hear your feedback. If you have a question or comment about the standards or guidelines email us at AccessibilityTeam@bbc.co.uk.

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