Accessible Mobile Apps Weekly - Issue #28

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- Robin

Building Design Systems with Accessibility in Mind

Building Design Systems with Accessibility in Mind

Sight Tech Global - December 7-8

“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.” -

How Guide Dogs is combatting illegal access refusals

"Today we have launched our new ‘Open Doors’ campaign to help end illegal access refusals experienced by guide dog owners. [...] The first step in this has been developing a game-changing new app that makes it quick and easy for guide dog owners to report access refusals to us, get support, or educate businesses on access rights. [...] The Guide Dogs access app is free and can be downloaded from the App Store for either iOS or Android devices." -


How to Add Custom Sounds to Sound Recognition on iPhone

"[...] how you can add custom sounds like alarms, appliances, or doorbells to Sound Recognition on your iPhone in iOS 16." -

How to add custom sounds to Sound Recognition on iPhone | Apple Support

How to Unlock Your iPhone Using Just Your Voice

"In iOS 14.6 and later, Apple includes an accessibility feature that allows you to unlock your iPhone using just your voice. Keep reading to learn how it works and how to set it up on your ‌iPhone‌." -


Navigation rail improves accessibility for Google app tablet UI

"Google is introducing a new feature known as Navigation rail on its search application for Android tablets. This will help to improve the accessibility of certain features on the Google app for larger screens. At the moment, only beta testers have access to this feature, as it still needs some brushing up." -

Bahamut promoting phony VPN apps on Android

"Bahamut, a well-known cyber-mercenary group, is currently targeting Android devices with bogus VPN apps [...] Key logging is used to steal private sensitive data while exploiting Android’s accessibility service." -

Use Accessibility tools for sound alerts and audio descriptions

Use Accessibility tools for sound alerts and audio descriptions


Building accessible Select component in React

"Select components are everywhere on the internet. The little dropdowns are the core of the web as we know it and have been with us since HTML 2.0 Specification was published in 1995." -