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From: Pratik Patel
Date: May 21, 2011 5:27AM


Jeni McDonald wrote:
"Does anyone have any information about best development practices when
creating a native mobile app?"

For Apple iOS devices, you will find Apple's Human Interface Design
guidelines to be extremely useful.
http://developer.apple.com/library/ios/#documentation/UserExperience/Concept
ual/MobileHIG/Introduction/Introduction.html

For Android, the accessibility API reference is useful.
http://developer.android.com/guide/practices/design/accessibility.html

Window Phone 7 does not yet have accessibility guidelines or API's. However,
in general, using native tools and native controls for developing apps is a
good start.

Pratik

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[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Léonie Watson
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2011 4:46 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Mobile App Accessibility

Jeni McDonald wrote:
"Does anyone have any information about best development practices when
creating a native mobile app?"

You didn't mention which variety of native app, but an article I
wrote a little while ago covers some of the basics for iOS app
accessibility:
http://www.nomensa.com/blog/2011/ios-app-accessibility/



Regards,
Léonie.

--
Nomensa - humanising technology

Léonie Watson, Director of Accessibility & Web Development

tel: +44 (0)117 929 7333
twitter: @we_are_Nomensa @LeonieWatson

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of McDonald,
Jennifer
Sent: 20 May 2011 21:27
To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
Subject: [WebAIM] Mobile App Accessibility

Hi everyone,

Does anyone have any information about best development practices when
creating a native mobile app? I understand that devices either include
accessibility software, or software can be purchased for them, but what can
be done on a development side to make sure that the application works well
with the accessibility functions of the device. I haven't been able to find
any information online regarding this yet.

Thank you,

Jeni McDonald


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