Accessibility with Kim Arnett

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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Creators and Guests

Leo Dion
Leo Dion
Swift developer for Apple devices and more; Founder of BrightDigit; husband and father of 6 adorable kids
kim 
kim 
Mobile Team Lead building accessibility tools && Speaker. iOS background. 🪴 && 🐕 collector. Hobby photographer. Views are my own experience.

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