Join Kevin Favro for an in-depth discussion in this video Hints, part of iOS App Development: Accessibility.
- [Instructor] If the result of a user's action…on a control or view are not clearly implied by its label,…we can create an accessibility hint.…There are also some guidelines we should follow.…A hint should very briefly describe the results…of an action on a control.…Brevity decreases the amount of time…users must spend listening before they can use the element.…Our hints should begin with a verb and omits the subject.…You'll want to use the third person singular declarative…form of a verb, such as plays,…and not the imperative, such as play,…to avoid sounding like you're issuing a command.…
A hint should begin with a capitalized word…and should end with a period.…The hint is a phrase, not a sentence,…but ending with a period will help voiceovers…speak with the appropriate inflection.…They should not include the name of an action or gesture.…A hint does not tell users how to perform the action,…it tells them what will happen when they perform the action.…Accessibility hints should not include…the name of the control or view.…
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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