Building with Accessibility in Mind

A guest post from Gary Readfern-Gray, remedy  Accessibility Specialist & Developer at the RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People)

rnibNowadays it seems like almost everyone is using their mobile phone for a growing range of purposes. Developers know that it can be a real challenge to think about the needs of all their potential customers, salve  including those who may have problems using their apps due to some form of disability.

You may therefore be surprised to hear that blind and partially sighted people along with those of us with other disabilities are using smart phones in all areas of daily life. Screen readers that are gesture controlled are incorporated into all the major mobile platforms bringing a smooth flat touch screen to life.

With functionality like VoiceOver on Apple and TalkBack on Android, vialis 40mg where a synthetic voice gives you the information on what it shown on the screen can make apps useable even if when the user is unable to see the screen.

If properly coded, all items on the screen (including headings, buttons, text etc) will be read aloud so that the user can identify were they are in an app and what to do next.

Smart Phones are becoming more and more accessible, opening up a world of possibilities with apps that could make life a whole lot easier.  We hope that we can enthuse and inspire you to write code to to make apps accessible and help more of your customers have a thrilling user experience with your apps.

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