Mobile app accessibility

A presentation at NDC Melbourne in in Melbourne VIC, Australia by Allison Ravenhall

Mobile app accessibility

Mobile app accessibility

Screen readers

Screen readers

Lime app with VoiceOver on iPhone

Lime app with VoiceOver on iPhone

AFL Live app with TalkBack on Google Pixel

AFL Live app with TalkBack on Google Pixel

McDonalds Australia (Macca's) app with VoiceOver on iPhone

McDonalds Australia (Macca's) app with VoiceOver on iPhone

Inefficient navigation in the Qantas app

Inefficient navigation in the Qantas app

Use Google TalkBack, not Samsung Voice Assistant

Use Google TalkBack, not Samsung Voice Assistant

Screen reader checks

Screen reader checks

Big text

Big text

Magnification feature on Android devices

Magnification feature on Android devices

Zoom feature on iPhones

Zoom feature on iPhones

Font / text size

Font / text size

Galaxy text goes bigger (200%) than Pixel (130%)

Galaxy text goes bigger (200%) than Pixel (130%)

Journey details screen in the Public Transport Victoria (PTV) app

Journey details screen in the Public Transport Victoria (PTV) app

Offers screen in the flybuys app

Offers screen in the flybuys app

Boosters screen in the Everyday Rewards app

Boosters screen in the Everyday Rewards app

Big text checks

Big text checks

Speech interfaces are not smart assistants

Speech interfaces are not smart assistants

Meet Voice Control

Meet Voice Control

Tagged static elements

Tagged static elements

Untagged tappable elements

Untagged tappable elements

Speech interface checks

Speech interface checks

Get started with accessibility on iOS

Get started with accessibility on iOS

Get started with accessibility on Android

Get started with accessibility on Android

“Progress, not perfection” – Meryl Evans

“Progress, not perfection” – Meryl Evans

Boring title, fun session: iOS and Android tech demos! See how assistive technologies work with mobile apps. Screen readers, external keyboards, extreme text size settings, and speech interfaces. Good, bad, and unusable experiences across a bunch of apps. Names will be named, some may be shamed. Will yours be in the mix? Get a glimpse at the different ways people are using your app.

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