Join Kevin Favro for an in-depth discussion in this video Accessibility features in iOS, part of iOS App Development: Accessibility.
- [Narrator] As I mentioned in the last video,…Apple identifies four main classes of ability.…Vision, hearing, motor, and learning.…I'd like to walk through each area now,…and talk about the ways iOS helps create a more…accessible experience for all users.…For users with partial vision loss,…iOS provides a group of settings…referred to as visual accommodations.…These are preferences a user can set…to tell the system how to provide…a more comfortable experience.…Users can set their preferred reading size,…request bolder fonts and darker colors,…and even ask the system to reduce…the amount of motion used in animations and transitions.…
It's important to understand that…these are only preferences.…It's up to us as developers to respect these preferences…and adjust our apps accordingly.…We'll be learning how to do that in a later video.…Users with total vision loss can use VoiceOver,…a powerful feature built into iOS that helps…someone use their device without…being able to see the screen.…VoiceOver is an advanced, gesture-based screen reader…
In this course, explore the different accessibility technologies that are built into iOS, and learn how to build apps that all users can access. Follow Kevin Favro as he explains how to audit your app for accessibility problems, and explores various iOS technologies—including VoiceOver, a screen reader that lets you use phone even if you don't see the screen—and other considerations that might prevent someone from effectively using your app.
- Reviewing the accessibility features in iOS
- Exploring accessibility settings
- Working with VoiceOver
- Exploring Switch Control
- Using the Accessibility Inspector
- Using VoiceOver to audit your app
- Reviewing Dynamic Type
- Reducing transparency
- Reducing motion
- Setting bold fonts and darker colors
- Understanding how elements are opted into the accessibility system
- Making custom objects accessible
- Working with the VoiceOver rotor
- Working with Guided Access
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Accessibility Overview
2. Accessibility Audit
3. Improving Our App: Visual Accommodations
4. Improving Our App: Semantic Accessibility
5. Improving Our App: Accessibility Customizations
6. Improving Our App: Guided Access
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