User testing observations with disabled mobile users

Below are a handful of observations from user testing on mobile websites and applications I’ve seen recently. All users had some form of disability including people with limited mobility, sight impairments, cognitive impairments  dyslexia or hearing loss. Testing was carried out using Android or iOS with blind users accessing using the TalkBack or VoiceOver screen readers respectively.… Continue Reading User testing observations with disabled mobile users

WAI ARIA support on iOS

I’ve been concerned that there’s been a lot of talk around Mobile Safari supporting WAI ARIA  but there’s little documentation out there confirming what is and isn’t supported so I thought I’d run a few basic tests with Mobile Safari on iPhone 4 and iPad 1 to see what’s what.

Use consistent text alternatives across desktop and mobile

Sounds obvious doesn’t it, keeping content consistent, but the devil is in the detail. When it comes to writing alt text teams rarely pool their work,  let alone have a considered approach to what is appropriate alternative text across websites and mobile. Screen reader users rely on ALT text to understand content and functionality. On desktop this… Continue Reading Use consistent text alternatives across desktop and mobile