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

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From: Mike Bicknell
Date: Mar 29, 2016 3:10PM


Yes, thanks Cliff. That’s helpful. I’ll join.

Mike Bicknell
Digital Research and Development Coordinator
Washington State School for the Blind





On 3/29/16, 1:57 PM, "WebAIM-Forum on behalf of Mike Barlow"
< <EMAIL REMOVED> on behalf of <EMAIL REMOVED> >
wrote:

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