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From: Jim Allan
Date: May 21, 2011 7:27PM


Note: for android. at a workshop at SXSW a google representative
stated that there is no requirement that the hardware platforms
include the accessibility API in the core of the OS. So it depends on
the phone and version as to whether the A11y API is installed. Writing
an accessible app on android may or may not work for the end user.

Jim

On Sat, May 21, 2011 at 6:18 AM, Pratik Patel < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> 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
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> [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-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> [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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