Screen Orientation

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WCAG 2.1 - 1.3.4 AA Impact - Serious

Applications should support landscape and portrait orientations.


Some people have a phone or tablet mounted to their wheelchair in a fixed orientation. If the orientation cannot be supported, the app becomes unusable for this person.


  1. Rotate the device from portrait mode to landscape mode
  2. One of the following will happen:
    • Inaccessible: It will stay in portrait mode and not rotate to landscape mode.
    • Accessible: It will rotate from portrait mode to landscape mode.

How to Fix


In Xcode, go to the General tab for the application's target. Find the Deployment Info section and ensure that Device Orientation has Portrait and at least one variation of Landscape selected. Screenshot of xCode where the `General` tab is selected for the application target, and the `Deployment Info` section and its `Device Orientation` options are displaying.


This rule is not currently supported with SwiftUI views.