Accessible Mobile Apps Weekly - Issue #13
Hey everyone and welcome to lucky issue #13!
As always, feel free to send me suggestions for the next issue via email (email@example.com) or Twitter.
Figma has launched a "prototype screen reader beta that includes support for text notes, alt text for images, and the ability to interact with and navigate through prototypes with buttons and keyboard actions like tabbing" - Figma.com
Slack has some new accessibility features rolling out on August 15th.
"Slack’s announcement highlights three areas: keyboard navigation, screen readers, and a big-picture concept the company refers to as 'an ongoing effort to bridge gaps.'" - Forbes.com
Crystal Preston-Watson introduces mobile accessibility testing using Accessibility Inspector in Xcode:
Switch Control Art Club
Check out this tweet, its replies, and the Youtube video below to see what it's like to draw on the iPad using Switch Control:
Accessibility Favorites for Educators
See some accessibility features from the perspective of an educator:
TalkBack Custom Actions
In case you missed it, Hye Jung Choi talked about TalkBack custom actions at the Women Who Code Mobile Summit 2022:
UI Patterns and Custom Accessibility Actions
Continuing the theme of custom actions, there's a video from droidcon.com about UI patterns and custom accessibility actions.
Android Accessibility: Labels and Hints
"Today I would like to discuss an aspect of development that is deceptively not-simple: hints and labels. If you had to ask me to differentiate between the two, I would say that a label is a standalone view that remains on the screen for users to identify another neighbouring component. Alternatively, a hint is a part of an input providing a description (and possibly an example) for the user as a non-essential guide that will disappear when they begin the input process." - Quinton Balsdon