Accessible Mobile Apps Weekly - Issue #21
Hope you’re having a great week.
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How to Make Your Website Accessible for People Who Are Deaf
(Although it talks about websites, this are still things we should think about for mobile apps.)
Promoting Mobile Accessibility at Work
Tiphaine gave a talk about promoting accessibility at work. Check out the slides here: SpeakerDeck.com
Happy #BlindAwareness Month!
Parallel episode #75: A Deep Dive into WCAG 2.2. And Beyond.
"The W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines – WCAG – is the standard against which Web developers test for accessibility. Like most good standards, WCAG is evolving, with a new release anticipated within a few months. We talk about what the 2.2 candidate includes, and what's next for this important standard." - Relay.fm
Apple and University of Illinois working with Meta, Google, and more on Speech Accessibility Project
"Apple and the University of Illinois are teaming up with Google, Meta, and more tech companies to collaborate on something called the Speech Accessibility Project. The goal of the initiative is to study and improve how artificial intelligence algorithms can be tuned to improve voice recognition for users with diseases that affect speech, including ALS and Down Syndrome." - 9to5mac.com
Accessible Mobile Apps Slack Workspace
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. :)
Droidcon Italy 2022
In case you missed Droicon Italy this year, Gérard and Fanny gave a great talk about accessibility with Jetpack Compose. See this tweet below for their slides and source code:
The Google Pixel 7 helps people who are blind frame the perfect selfie
"Smile for the camera, and let Guided Frame do the rest" - AndroidPolice.com
Apple Accessibility and HomeKit
"A day in the life of Colin Hughes, showing how Apple Accessibility features and smart home tech has enabled him to maximise his independence."
AirPods Pro: How to Turn On Noise Cancellation for Just One AirPod
"AirPods Pro and AirPods Pro 2 feature Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), which is designed to adapt to the shape of your ear and block out the outside world so you can focus on what you're listening to. [...]
The feature fully realizes its design aims when both AirPods are in your ears, but there may be occasions when you only want noise cancellation in one ear and not the other. [...]
Or maybe your hearing isn't as good in one ear, and you want the benefit of ANC on only that side of your head for blocking out ambient sounds so that you can better make out what you're listening to." - macRumors.com
My first WWDC accessibility lab
"Details about my first WWDC accessibility lab." - ChrisWu.com
"AccessibilitySnapshots makes it simple to add regression tests for accessibility in UIKit." - Github.com