Accessibility with Kim Arnett

In this episode, Leo talks with Kim Arnett of Expedia, about the importance of accessibility and how to make it part of your team’s development process.


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  • Specialize in helping businesses build apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch
  • 10 years of experience developing for a variety of Apple platform
  • Helping dev shops which lack experience with Apple platforms and Swift

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What is Accessibility

  • Accessibility is more than just permanent disabilities
  • Considering text size, color blindness, screen readers, touch issues

What Can Developers Do Now?

  • Making fonts scalable with Dynamic Text 
  • Consider text size based on other languages
  • Apple makes it simple to include accessibility
  • Using built-in controls over third-party tools
  • Using accessibility labels
  • Don't forget Dark Mode

Why Accessibility is important?

What can managers do?

  • The importance of diversity in your team
  • Practice using the app without sight and only screen readers
  • Using iPhone Accessibility settings to test your app

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