Join Kevin Favro for an in-depth discussion in this video Switch Control user testing, part of iOS App Development: Accessibility.
- [Narrator] Earlier we talked about how view as Wikipedia…wasn't read to a voiceover user as a button.…That same missing trait will also be very problematic…for switch control users.…We can see this in action by triple clicking the home button…and enabling switch control.…Switch control will start sweeping through our interface.…Switch control users generally read their screens just fine,…so switch control just highlights the elements…that the user can act upon.…It's skipping over our name, overview, and elevation views,…because those are just static text,…and there'd be no reason to select them.…
However, apparently our Wikipedia button…isn't actually a button.…It has no accessibility traits to mark it as a button.…A switch control user would have to go through…a lot of trouble,…if they wanted to learn more about this bridge.…It also completely misses our images,…and in fact there's no ability for a switch control user…to even scroll down to see or select the images.…The experience for a switch control user is broken…
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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