Join Kevin Favro for an in-depth discussion in this video Bold fonts and darker colors, part of iOS App Development: Accessibility.
- [Instructor] The last two visual accommodations…we'll be adding support for…will be bold text and darker system colors.…Users with visual impairments…might find it easier to read text…that is darker or bolder,…and they can set these preferences…in Settings, General, Accessibility.…Enabling bold text requires a restart,…and when we come back,…you can see the changes immediately.…Labels are bolder and more pronounced.…If we go back to the accessibility settings,…and into Increase Contrast,…we can enable darker colors.…
Let's go into the Bridges app and see what we have.…When we enabled the bold text preference,…the phone was forced to restart…which means our app was also restarted.…Because of this,…and because we're using standard system font styles,…our labels are automatically converted to a bold weight.…There's one exception though,…and if we navigate to the detail screen,…the elevation views don't quite look right.…If you remember from our previous video,…that's because we're using a custom font,…and we'll need to handle this special-use case.…
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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