📲 How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Voiceover

updated 10 months ago; latest suggestion 10 months ago

Context

Apple revolutionized the world of accessibility. Their accessibility-first design has made it easier than ever for developers to make their app usable by those with visual, auditory, and other impairments. However, accessibility is often the first feature to go when developers are pressed for time.

It doesn't have to be that way. This talk will show how making your app more accessible is easily within reach and will pay dividends. It will introduce attendees to the basic tenets of accessibility on Apple's platform, and demonstrate why you should care about accessibility in the first place.

Content

  1. Terminology - what are accessibility labels, hints, and traits?
  2. Using Dynamic Type effectively
  3. Accessibility auditing in Xcode
  4. Navigating your app with Voiceover-- including an interactive demo with an Apple app
  5. Getting the low hanging fruit in your app
  6. Why should we care?
  7. Resources

Suggestions

  • 8b2f2d3e6553c2b4048b93300959895ab76b4154?size=100x100 8b2f2d3e6553c2b4048b93300959895ab76b4154 suggests 10 months ago

    YES! YES! YES! I've been spending a lot of time making my app much more accessible. Understanding the basics will be a huge help for developers.

  • 7acfd6c9d263a6f6c5c6a9a76e6c3a02f89f6dc6?size=100x100 7acfd6c9d263a6f6c5c6a9a76e6c3a02f89f6dc6 suggests 10 months ago

    Hey. Accessibility is always a great topic.

    I would like to hear more about dynamic type / text sizes