Join Kevin Favro for an in-depth discussion in this video VoiceOver user testing, part of iOS App Development: Accessibility.
- [Instructor] In the last video,…we looked at Apple's Accessibility Inspector.…A tool that helps us quickly and efficiently…find the accessibility problems in our app.…It gave us good feedback and highlighted a few…problem areas but it didn't catch everything.…When designing and developing for accessibility,…it's important we test our apps…using actual assisted technologies…like VoiceOver and Switch Control.…It's really the best way to get a feel…for how our app will perform when driven…by an assisted technology.…VoiceOver and Switch Control are not available…while using the simulator.…
So I'll be using an actual device.…The first thing we'll want to do…is create accessibility shortcuts…to make it easy to turn VoiceOver and Switch Control…on or off.…These shortcuts can be selected…by simply triple clicking the Home button.…Go to Settings, General, Accessibility.…Scroll all the way to the bottom…and tap Accessibility Shortcut.…Put a check mark by VoiceOver and Switch Control.…Head back into the Bridges app…and triple click the Home button to enable VoiceOver.…
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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