Join Kevin Favro for an in-depth discussion in this video Dynamic Type, part of iOS App Development: Accessibility.
- [Instructor] As we've seen in previous videos…iOS ships with powerful assisted technologies,…like voiceover and switch control…that enable users with severe disabilities…to use their phone.…From the developer's perspective…supporting these technologies requires us…to think about semantic accessibility.…Supporting semantic accessibility…will be the focus of the next chapter.…In this chapter we're going…to focus on visual accommodations,…settings that users with low vision…or certain sensitivities can configure…in the Settings app to improve their experience…while using the apps they love.…
An extremely important setting we can support…as developers is dynamic text,…a feature that allows a user to adjust…their preferred reading size.…Adjustments can be made…by going to the Settings app…and going to General, Accessibility,…Larger Text.…I'll go ahead and enable Larger Accessibility Sizes…and bring this slider all the way up…so we can see the dramatic effects in our app.…If we head over to the Bridges app,…you can see that our interface doesn't change.…
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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