Accessible Mobile Apps Weekly - Issue #20

Hey everyone,

Hope you’re having a great week. I can't believe we've made it to week #20 already!

It's been a busy week for me speaking at FrenchKit about accessibility, but I had a blast. Keep your ears open for when the videos of all the talks are online because there were some great ones this year. Also keep FrenchKit in mind when looking for mobile conferences in 2023. They are going to be re-branding and making conferences for a wide range of platforms (Android, Flutter, React, etc) instead of only iOS.

You can send me suggestions for the next issue via email ( or Twitter.

- Robin

Online Training by AbilityNet on October 19

"If you're building or releasing a mobile app, you need to be testing your app is accessible. On this course learn how to test on iOS and Android devices using VoiceOver and TalkBack as well as a number of different testing tools and frameworks, covering mobile app design consideration and best practice." -

Sight Tech Global registration is open

"Sight Tech Global is the first global, virtual conference dedicated to fostering discussion among technology pioneers on how rapid advances in AI and related technologies will fundamentally alter the landscape of assistive technology and accessibility." -

Stark for Mac

"Stark for Mac checks your Sketch and Figma files within seconds after importing them, so you can find and fix accessibility issues in record time. We’ll analyze any issues with your contrast, typography, touch targets, alt text, and more, then give you suggestions for how you can resolve these issues to meet the latest accessibility standards." -

Webinar: Where Accessibility Champions Can Find the Time & Knowledge They Need to Succeed by Deque

Thursday, October 6th from 2:00 to 3:00PM Eastern Time (ET)

"Attendees of this webinar will learn:

  • How investing time in design exponentially saves time and resources for your development and QA teams
  • How much time to plan for accessibility in your development cycles to help with program analysis and road mapping
  • Types of training for everyone who impacts accessibility (developers, designers, QA, product owners, etc.)" -

From Our Slack Workspace

  • #a11yTO Conf tickets are still available (October 17-18). It's "a curated playlist of talks, focused on digital accessibility" - (Thanks, Tiphaine, for sharing!)

Not in the 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.

It’s new, so don’t hesitate to get the conversations started. :)


"365 Days of Accessibility" talk by Daniel Devesa Derksen-Staats at NSSpain 2022

12 - 365 days of accessibility - Daniel Devesa Derksen-Staats on Vimeo

Reveal Version 39

"New contrast checks based on the Accessible Perceptual Contrast Algorithm™ (or APCA™). APCA™ is the candidate contrast method for WCAG 3, and is currently in public beta. WCAG 3 is still in development and subject to changes prior to adoption." -

The iOS Accessibility Handbook

"An iOS Accessibility guide, demonstrating several accessibility features, how to use and how to implement them with examples in UIKit and SwiftUI." - &

Apple's Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) on Live Activities


Automated Accessibility testing for Android apps

"Accessibility analysis for your apps can unveil new opportunities to make your app more accessible and hence usable by wider audience. This can be done by manually scanning the app screens via Accessibility Scanner app. However, automating this process helps in covering all areas that we might miss during manual accessibility analysis. Firebase test lab comes to our rescue here and gives us a report of all accessibility bugs in our app without any manual intervention." -

Android apps are getting a major text-to-speech upgrade

"Google is upgrading its Speech Services by Google speech engine, in a move it says will provide "clearer, more natural voices" for Android users using its text-to-speech services." -

Android Accessibility videos

"Some short videos demonstrating the accessibility features of different Android phones and their benefits for blind and partially sighted people" -