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


From: Cliff Tyllick
Date: Mar 29, 2016 2:41PM

Mike, to answer your original question, the U.S. GSA maintains the Web Content Managers Forum for employees of federal, state, and local governmental agencies, including public schools of all levels. We cover a variety of topics in our conversations, and the question you're asking would be right in line.

Look into joining. You'll be glad you did. The URL for more information is www.digitalgov.gov/communities/web-managers-forum/


Cliff Tyllick
EIR Accessibility Coordinator
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
512-438-2494 (o)

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> On Mar 29, 2016, at 3:05 PM, Mike Barlow < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> 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
>>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>
>> >> >> >> > > > >