Accessible Mobile Apps Weekly - Issue #9

Hello everyone,

Hope you're having a great week.

As always, feel free to send me suggestions for the next issue via email ( or Twitter.

- Robin


Hear the co-founder of GAAD, Jennison Asuncion, talk about GAAD and the new GAAD foundation at the NFB National Convention.

Accessibility Book Club

Looking for a way to increase empathy? Maybe you should start an accessibility book club like Beverly.

Send me a message if you're interested.


Twitter is rolling out a reminder to add alt text to your images. When it gets to you, don't forget to manually set the reminder as "on" in your settings. (By default it is off.)


Accessibility Testing

Rob Whitaker’s A11yUITests library has had some updates including the addition of snapshot testing. Check out the new branch, send some feedback, or even make your own PR.

Switch Control Scanning Modes

To complement the video below about switches on Android, here's a short video of the equivalent scanning modes on iOS.

iOS Switch Control Scanning Modes


Accessibility Roles and TalkBack

"This blog post looks at when it is acceptable for a role not to be announced, the roles that TalkBack does announce, and what this means for conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)."

Switch Device on Android

A11ycasts with Rob Dodson has a great video showing the setup and use of a switch on an Android device. Be sure and check out the video at 5:51 for the demonstration of point scan.

Assistive Tech: Switch Device


Flutter+Android Expert for focused troubleshoot on MVP (Job posting on LinkedIn)

Accessibility Engineer, Mobile at Airbnb (Job posting on LinkedIn)