the lives of millions of people * Smartphone + Accessibility = live-changing for people with disabilities (empowerment, independence) * Goal: equal experience for all users, regardless of disabilities BECAUSE IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO!
should be as short as possible: concise, not verbose * users don't want to read a book, they want to use your app * it's all about efficiency MYTH 3 VISUALLY IMPAIRED USERS LISTEN TO ALL ON-SCREEN TEXT.
accessibility information about UI elements * this information is then used by VoiceOver & other assistive technologies * at the heart: informal protocol on NSObject: NSObject(UIAccessibility) UIAccessibility
out first (compare with Myth #3) * rules: - as short as possible, single word - don't include type of control -> accessibilityTraits - localized - Starts with a capitalized Word - Does not end with a period - More: http://developer.apple.com/library/ios/ #documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/ accessibilityLabel "WHAT'S MY NAME?"
happens when you trigger me? * traits: what`s my personality? * frame/path: where am I? * value: what's my value? accessibilityHint accessibilityTraits accessibilityFrame/Path accessibilityValue ... AND MANY MORE ...
the whole screen top to bottom, they scan for images, headlines, links, ... - the Rotor allows visually impaired people to perform the same workflow: skim through content * can be shown by rotating fingers on screen * new in iOS 10: custom rotors - you can add your own categories UIAccessibilityCustomRotor "WHAT'S ON THIS PAGE?"
VoiceOver with triple-click on home button 2. select time in status bar 3. 3-finger swipe up to show control center 4. 3-finger triple tap to enable "Screen Curtain" (turns screen off) 5. find camera icon 6. activate camera app 7. change camera to selfie camera TAKE A SELFIE!
to answer these kind of questions with YES & knowing that it improves the lifes of so many people out there Hi, I'm a visually impaired user of Apple products & I'm wondering if your app works with VoiceOver? — Jessica