I’ve always felt that making native apps accessible is slightly easier than websites partly because they’re more streamlined in terms of their UX but also because you’re only dealing with one programming language. If you’re looking for an easy place to start making your app accessible you can give it a boost by adding text alternatives for images, buttons… Continue Reading Alternatives on Android
Here’s a quick round up of some of my favourite things that screen readers announce incorrectly. Note this is all using British English unless otherwise stated. ‘Slough’ – A less than salubrious town just outside London in the UK announced as ‘Sloth’… Hat tip @DesignedByBlind ‘Home page’ – Announced as ‘Homie paage’ it’s good to… Continue Reading The screen reader FA Cup
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
Kevin Chao seems to be everywhere tweeting, commenting and contributing to lists about various products and companies ranging from Apple, NVDA, Adobe, Google and Android. He’s a student, visually impaired and lives in the USA and as he himself admits loves to ‘get under the hood’ of technologies to see how they work and how… Continue Reading An interview with Kevin Chao
There are a few fundamental checks you can run on mobile web content and native apps to test screen reader support on mobile. The good news is that while there are clearly some differences the key principles of web accessibility on the desktop are true also for the mobile. This applies to the mobile web,… Continue Reading Top ten tests for alternatives on mobile
Testing your content on mobile need not be as painful as you think. If you have an Android and iOS device then you already either have a free mobile screen reader in your pocket or it’s a short download away. This is a quick guide to get you set up.