Big news this week: Appt Foundation is sponsoring our newsletter! If you haven't checked out their site before, they're doing a lot of great work in the accessibility space: https://appt.org/en
We've also merged our Slack Workspace into the Appt Foundation Slack Workspace. If you haven't already made the switch, you can sign up here: http://apptfoundation.slack.com/
(Sponsored Post) Abra Desktop Beta Testing
"Abra Desktop enables you to test the accessibility of any app from your desktop. It detects connected Android and iOS devices, and shows installed apps. Next, you can scan for accessibility issues in any app."
Inclusive Design and Dementia
Read about inclusive design considerations as they relate to users with dementia. This could be great to keep in mind when you start laying out your next logo or app designs.
Automating SwiftUI Accessibility Audits in Xcode 15
Have you started using the automated accessibility audits in Xcode 15? If not, get up to speed with this article so you can start leveraging one of the latest ways Apple is helping us build more accessible apps:
iOS 17.4 adds automatic podcast transcriptions. They're searchable, similar to the lyrics on Apple Music, and are generated automatically after the publication of the episode. Great accessibility win for Apple, and great inspiration for what your app's audio transcriptions could look like.
Eyedaptic v. Vision Pro
Read about a headset similar to the Vision Pro and how it could be better in terms of accessibility for users with visual impairments:
Inclusive Android Apps
Circle to Search
Check out Google's latest accessibility improvement, Circle to Search:
Join the Appt Slack Group
Along with our partnership with Appt, we've merged the Accessible Mobile Apps Slack workspace with the Appt Foundation Slack workspace. 🥳
Use this link to join the Appt 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.
Sponsor this Newsletter
If you or your company is interested in sponsoring the Accessible Mobile Apps newsletter, send an email to email@example.com.