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July 9, 2013

LA Radio Appearance

Filed under: Access and Disability,Announcements — Shelly Brisbin @ 10:35 AM

It sounds extra fancy to say, but I was on the radio in LA last week.

I had the great pleasure of talking to the folks at KPFK’s Access Unlimited about my book, iOS Access for All. It was a lot of fun, and I want to thank Jolie and the crew for their interest. My interview will be archived here for the next 90 days. From this page, you can play it, download it, or subscribe to the Access Unlimited podcast. Look for the July 3rd entry.

July 8, 2013

Inaccessibility by Example

Filed under: Access and Disability,General Store — Shelly Brisbin @ 2:39 PM

What does it mean that an app is “partially” or “mostly” inaccessible? It usually means that VoiceOver reads some of the buttons, menus, or contents of the app, but not all. And not enough so that the a VoiceOver user can work with the app.

I downloaded a recipe app that features some guy’s mug all over it (Strike 1 for the presence of a “celebrity” chef) and discovered that VoiceOver only reads the _amounts_ of ingredients. Not the instructions, not the ingredients themselves, and not even the titles of the individual recipes (strike 2.) The menu buttons, however, are accessible. In many cases, it’s the other way ’round, with buttons unavailable, while content is present.

I’m not grumpin’, just educatin’.

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