Join Kevin Favro for an in-depth discussion in this video Traits, part of iOS App Development: Accessibility.
- [Man] You might have noticed that…when Voiceover announces our Favorites button,…it adds the words Button and Selected.…Let's listen again.…- [Voiceover] Selected, in Favorites, yes, Button.…- [Man] We didn't add those,…so where did they come from?…In addition to setting Accessibility labels…and Accessibility hints,…we can also use Accessibility traits…to describe the behavior of a user interface element.…Some traits characterize an element…by identifying its behavior with the behavior…of a particular type of object, like a button or an image.…
Other traits characterize an element…by describing a specific behavior the element can exhibit,…such as the ability to play a sound.…Let's take a look at the different traits…that are available to us.…I'm in Xcode, and I'm currently looking…at my Main.storyboard file.…I'm in the Bridge Scene.…And if I select an image view at the bottom,…and make sure the Identity Inspector is visible,…I can scroll down and see the Accessibility section.…Here, all the Accessibility traits are listed.…
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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