Join Kevin Favro for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring VoiceOver, part of iOS App Development: Accessibility.
- [Narrator] In the last video,…we looked at visual accommodations,…preferences a user can set to create a more comfortable…and enjoyable visual experience for themselves.…Now let's talk about creating accessible experiences…for users who can't see their devices at all.…For those users, we'll need to think about…semantic accessibility.…Semantic accessibility requires us to add…application-specific details to our code,…like meaning, purpose, and behavior,…so assistive technologies like VoiceOver can accurately…describe the interface to the user.…
VoiceOver is Apple's advanced gesture-based screen reader…that reads a description of everything happening…on the screen.…A black cursor is drawn around active elements…so sighted users can follow along.…Users control VoiceOver using a simple set of gestures.…Let's start by enabling VoiceOver…in Settings, General, Accessibility, VoiceOver.…We'll enable it here.…- [Electronic Voice] VoiceOver On, Settings,…Accessibility, back button.…- [Narrator] The back button will be highlighted…
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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