Join Kevin Favro for an in-depth discussion in this video Notifications, part of iOS App Development: Accessibility.
- [Narrator] In the last chapter…when we were working with visual accommodations…we relied on special notifications posted by uKit…that we could observe and act upon…in order to update our interface.…We observe notifications for when a user change…the dynamic type settings or change their preference…for reduced motion while the app is running.…Along with listening for notifications,…we can also post our own accessibility notifications…which voiceover will act upon.…In a previous video, we implemented the special…magic tap gesture where our user could two finger double-tap…on a detail screen to toggle…the favorites status of a bridge.…
Let's see that again.…With the voiceover cursor focused on an element…in our view controller,…I'll take two fingers and double tap.…Watch the favorite button to see…how it reacts to this magic tap.…Awesome, it's correctly toggling its state…whenever I perform a magic tap.…It'd be great if we could provide some feedback for the user…to let them know the system recognize…the magic tap gesture and an accessibility notification…
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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