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

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From: Mike Barlow
Date: Mar 29, 2016 2:05PM


Mike, while I'm not in a position to be of any assistance to you in this
process, I would like to get a copy of the list of "resources for
developers and end-users regarding iOS accessibility" that you put together.

Which brings up another point (that's probably best for another thread, but
while I've go the thought here), does anyone know of a similar list for
Android development?

*Mike Barlow*
Web Application Developer
Web Accessibility/Section 508 SME

Lancaster, Pa 17601
Office: 732.784.3047
Cell: 732.682.8226
e-mail: <EMAIL REMOVED>

On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 3:43 PM, Mike Bicknell < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
wrote:

> 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
> >>
> >> > >> > >> > >> > >>
> >> >> >> >>
> > > > >