Accessible Mobile Apps (Bi)Weekly - Issue #42

Hello everyone,

Can you believe this newsletter is one year old? Thanks for all of your support over these last 41 issues! Your kind words go a long way, and I can't wait to see how this newsletter evolves over the next year. :)

As always, don't hesitate to reach out with any suggestions for the next issue via email ( or Twitter (or Mastodon).

- Robin

Designing for users with dyslexia

While user testing is the best way to confirm if you're designing well for those with dyslexia, this article provides some good guidelines to make your apps more dyslexic-friendly. Spoiler alert: Comic Sans font may be more readable than the OpenDyslexic font.

Unfamiliar with dyslexia? Check out this dyslexia simulator:

Meet Cíntia Romero, Product Designer at Pinterest

Get to know Cíntia Romero, a product designer at Pinterest working on accessibility and inclusive design. She knows first-hand how important it is to work accessibility into the design system from the very beginning.

You can read an interview with her here:

You can also watch the talk she gave at Deque's axe-con this year:

Understanding EU’s Digital Accessibility Rules

I'm sure you've heard of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the United States, but how familiar are you with the European equivalent: European Accessibility Act (EAA)?


ChatGPT iOS App

OpenAI recently published their ChatGPT iOS app. It's speech-to-text feature makes it stand out from the web version of ChatGPT, and certainly makes the experience more accessible for those who prefer speaking over typing.

‎Introducing ChatGPT for iOS: OpenAI’s latest advancements at your fingertips. This official app is free, syncs your history across devices, and brings you the newest model improvements from OpenAI. With ChatGPT in your pocket, you’ll find: · Instant answers· Tailored advice· Creative inspirati…


Giga Icon

There's a new app in town that makes app icons on your home screen GIGANTIC. Looks like a great tool to help those with low-vision to find the most important apps on their home screen faster.

Giga Icon - Apps on Google Play
Enlarge your World with Accessibility and Playfulness!

Paying for Dark Mode

Should we have to pay for accessibility issues like dark mode? Recently, Snapchat and a handful of other tech companies have been criticized for providing a dark mode setting only for paid accounts.

Accessibility Done Well

Grzegorz Turek made an app called Zuzanka to help those with low vision read expiration dates on food products and medicine. Check it out on the app store!

Zuzanka - Apps on Google Play
Expiry date scanner

Join the Accessible Mobile Apps Slack Group

Use this link to join our Slack workspace for mobile accessibility. Ask technical questions, share resources, get advice from other developers, and most importantly connect with developers who share your passion for a11y.

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