Accessible Mobile Apps (Bi)Weekly - Issue #37

Hey everyone,

I hope you're having a great week. As always, don't hesitate to reach out with any suggestions for the next issue via email ( or Twitter (or Mastodon).

- Robin

Microsoft Inclusive Design: Cognitive Exclusion

"Microsoft launched the Inclusive Design Toolkit in 2015, a set of guidelines for building products that help people of all abilities realize their full potential." -

Project Dark is Now Available on Android and iOS

"One of the most significant selling points of Project Dark is its accessibility. The game can be enjoyed by all types of gamers, from casual to hardcore, and is perfect for those with limited gaming time or players who prefer a more portable experience. Furthermore, the audio-based gameplay makes it an excellent choice for players with visual impairments." -

A New Non-Invasive Brain-Machine Interface Offers Thought-Based Robot Control with High Accuracy

"Tested in-the-field with the Australian Army, this non-invasive dry sensor wearable could hold real promise for accessibility." -

From gaming with your eyes to coding with AI: New frontiers for accessibility

"With open source, developers with disabilities can contribute, collaborate, and participate like never before." -

Inclusive Design 24: CFP Open

"Inclusive Design 24 (#id24) is a free 24-hour online event for the global community. It celebrates inclusive design and shares knowledge and ideas from analogue to digital, from design to development, from planners to practitioners, and everything and everyone in between." -

Axe-con 2023

Missed Axe-con? Register and check out the recordings at


iOSDevUK 2023

If you're going to iOSDevUK this year, don't miss the talk "Accessibility beyond sign language: speech transcription for deaf and hard of hearing users" by André Santos, and "Enhancing the User Experience through Accessibility in iOS" by Rizwan Ahmed A. See the full agenda here:

Short Tutorial in Accessibility Inspector

"Accessibility Inspector can be found on every macOS device. And contains three main functional screens and the ability to switch what it should inspect (for instance, some macOS app or simulator app). That may seem like not a lot, but I tell you it’s powerful! Let me show you how to pimp up your accessibility game" -

(Web) How screen readers read special characters: an update

Although this article is about the web, it does talk about VoiceOver on a Mac, which is never far off VoiceOver on an iPhone:

TikTok Greatest Feature: Discover How to Browse Videos Without Touching Your Screen

"The accessibility features of the iPhone have a multitude of options that were originally designed to make it easier for people with disabilities to navigate and use the phone. However, given their versatility, anyone can make use of the features if they see the need." -


Android Headings

"In this article I am going to take a look at headings from the perspective of the Android engineer. I want to discuss where the misunderstandings and misconceptions come from. From there we can draw out some principles to avoid future issues." -

Protecting Against Android Accessibility Services Threats

"The Accessibility Service on Android is a powerful feature that allows users with disabilities to interact with their devices in new ways. It reads text aloud, fills in forms, and clicks buttons for the user. However, this functionality also comes with potential security risks, as the accessibility service can be abused to steal sensitive data or control the device. [...] Let’s describe what an accessibility service is and how you can protect your app against it." -

Mobile Day by WeAreDevelopers

Missed the conference? Check out the replay of "The Future of Android is Accessible" by Aldo Socarras at the time stamp 4:00

IoT on Android

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