How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Voiceover

Context
Apple revolutionized the world of accessibility. Their accessibility-first design has made it easier than ever for developers to make their app usable by those with visual, auditory, and other impairments. However, accessibility is often the first feature to go when developers are pressed for time.

It doesn’t have to be that way. This talk will show how making your app more accessible is easily within reach and will pay dividends. It will introduce attendees to the basic tenets of accessibility on Apple’s platform, and demonstrate why you should care about accessibility in the first place.

Content
I. Terminology – what are accessibility labels, hints, and traits?
II. Using Dynamic Type effectively
III. Accessibility auditing in Xcode
IV. Navigating your app with Voiceover– including an interactive demo with an Apple app
V. Getting the low hanging fruit in your app
VI. Why should we care?
V. Resources

Code
Location: Aspen Ballroom Date: August 28, 2018 Time: 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Rachel Hyman