I published my first tutorial in .Net Magazine this week: Making Android apps voice output accessible. Android accessibility get’s less press than iOS accessibility so it’s nice to see it get an airing alongside the lovely Leonie Watson’s tutorial on making your iOS app accessible with VoiceOver. Big thank you to .Net.
iOS6 introduces some new accessibility techniques to help make your apps more accessible. In doing so Apple have also addressed a bug of mine which makes me happy. So without further ado here’s a super-quick overview.
Inspired by Al Duggin’s browser based tests for accessibility in his kick ass post building a web page with accessibility and interoperability in mind, I thought I’d put some tests together for mobile. This is intended as a guide you can use in day-to-day testing – you should be able to answer ‘yes’ to each… Continue Reading Mobile accessibility tests
Huge thanks to Tim Kadlec and the Breaking Development team for interviewing me for their Freshly Squeezed podcast series about mobile accessibility (including a transcript). In it we chat about being caught with your pants down, choosing your own chocolate biscuits and staying employable as a web developer. All important stuff. Oh, and bit about… Continue Reading Breaking Development Podcasts: Mobile Accessibility
A lot has been written about how to technically implement WAI ARIA Landmarks but from a human perspective just how usable are they for screen reader users? Landmarks are a way of providing semantic markup to areas of a page that otherwise are not signposted for screen reader users. By carving up your page into… Continue Reading Usable landmarks across desktop and mobile
I first got to know Kim Patch when we worked together on the W3C User Agent Accessibility Working Group. As a resident of the Web since it’s inception and a long term voice input / non mouse user I was always fascinated to hear what she had to say about making web content, and how… Continue Reading Hands free browsing – an interview with Kim Patch