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Re: App development group for A11y and/or UX?

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From: Mike Bicknell
Date: Mar 29, 2016 1:43PM


Hi Kelly,

Thanks for your response. We are involved with another school in creating
the specs (an RFP or a bid) for the creation of an app. The app will be
used by teachers of the visually impaired, some of whom will have
disabilities including blindness, visual impairment, and deaf-blindness.
Essentially, we don¹t want to end up with an app that isn¹t so accessible
and not so user-friendly.

A non-profit would be great. I believe the final bid will be
crowd-sourced, so a private company might not want to invest a lot of time
in talking with us. If that makes sense. (If a company (with an a11y and
UX focus) wants to say hello outside of this listserv, that¹s fine. Who
knows what will be needed in the future?)

I did find lots of resources for developers and end-users regarding iOS
accessibility, which I passed on. Unfortunately, I did not find a
non-profit that guided the conversation or that hosted a listserv.

Many thanks,
Mike



On 3/29/16, 12:13 PM, "WebAIM-Forum on behalf of Kelly Lupo"
< <EMAIL REMOVED> on behalf of <EMAIL REMOVED> >
wrote:

>I can forward this request to a friend of mine (co-owns a website/mobile
>app development company and is working with at least one client in the
>accessibility field), but can I ask what you're looking to do so I have
>some idea of what to tell him?
>
>Kelly
>
>On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 1:53 PM, Mike Bicknell < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>wrote:
>
>> Hello -
>>
>> Does anyone know of one or more accessibility and/or a usability groups
>> for app development? Something like WebAIM, but for apps? Currently, iOS
>> app development is our focus, but groups with a broader focus would be
>> helpful.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Mike
>>
>> Mike Bicknell
>> Digital Research and Development Coordinator
>> Washington State School for the Blind
>> Office: 360-947-3331
>> Main: 360-947-3300
>> Email: <EMAIL REMOVED>
>> WSSB Distance Learning:
>> http://www.wssb.wa.gov/Content/offcampus/DistanceLearning.asp
>> EPIQ 2016: http://quorumlanguage.com/epiq.php
>> National Distance Learning Collaborative for BVIDB (Live Binder site):
>> http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id22216#anchor
>>
>> >> >> >> >>
>>>>