If you have a disability, are a mobile user and have 5 minutes to spare please take a moment to fill out this online survey on mobile accessibility hosted on the The Paciello Group (TPG) site.
The data gathered will be a useful insight into mobile usage and help us inform mobile accessibility strategy and development.
Obviously the more people filling it in the better to please pass this on to any other mailing lists, blogs or lists you might feel appropriate.
Big thank you to TPG and Kevin Chao for kick starting this.
Update February 1st, 2013
The preliminary results are in and available on the TPG website. It looks like more analysis is to come but I’d say there are few surprises.
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.
Continue Reading New accessibility techniques in iOS6
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 question.
Continue Reading Mobile accessibility tests
Thank you to Caleb Tang, Kath Moonan, Veronika Jermolina for inviting me to speak at their Mobile Inclusive Design event in London last night, held by the Usability Experience Professional’s Association. It was a lovely crowd and good to see some old faces.Continue Reading Mobile UX 4 Accessibility – UXPA meetup slides
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 mobile and responsive design too.
For more information about how people with disabilities use the web check out the Web Accessibility Initiative’s freshly updated mobile accessibility resources.