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
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.
Good news for mobile voice output users as this week the guys over at Mozilla released further accessibility enhancements for Firefox in a nightly build. In addition to this Chrome was released into the Apple App store and also comes with accessibility baked in complementing it’s counterpart on Android which also recently became more accessible.
I’ve been playing around with ways of expanding abbreviated text on mobile using both <abbr> and <span> specifically to see how well supported voice output is. I ran a few mobile browsers and voice output software over a test case for abbr and span listing abbreviated days of the week using <abbr>, <span> and as is… Continue Reading Screen reader support for abbr and span on mobile