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

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From: Mike Barlow
Date: Mar 29, 2016 2:57PM


Thanks Cliff...

*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 4:41 PM, Cliff Tyllick < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> 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
>
> Cliff Tyllick
> EIR Accessibility Coordinator
> Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
> <EMAIL REMOVED>
> 512-438-2494 (o)
>
> Sent from my iPhone
> Although its spellcheck often saves me, all goofs in sent messages are its
> fault.
>
> > 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
> >>>>
> >>>> > >>>> > >>>> > >>>> > >>> > >>> > >>> > >>> > >>
> >> > >> > >> > >> > > > > > > > > > > > > >