Join Kevin Favro for an in-depth discussion in this video Accessible elements, part of iOS App Development: Accessibility.
- [Instructor] In the last chapter,…we added support for visual accommodations.…Now we're going to take a look at semantic accessibility,…an app becomes accessible when its user interface…elements can be described to assisted technologies…like voiceover and switch control.…An element can be described…when it has adopted the UI accessibility informal protocol,…and it isAccessibilityElement property has been set to true.…Feel free to check out Apple's documentation…for more information on this protocol.…
All standard UI kit controls and views…adopt this protocol.…So if you're using UI buttons, UI labels,…and UI table views,…your app will be fairly accessible without having…to do a thing.…UI views have this property set to false.…So if your app contains completely custom UIView subclasses,…you'll have to do a little more work…to ensure those elements are accessible.…We'll learn how to do that in another video.…In this video, we'll fix a part of the bridges app…that is inaccessible to assistive technologies…because certain elements are not marked as accessible.…
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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