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Developing Inclusive Mobile Apps

Building Accessible Apps for iOS and Android

Authors: Whitaker, Rob

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  • Get accessibility right so that your customer base includes everyone 
  • Work with both development and design skills
  • Plan for disabilities across the board from hearing and sight to motor skills and cognitive impairments
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About this book

By failing to consider those with needs different to ourselves, we are telling these people they are not welcome in our app, and therefore that technology as a whole, is not for them. This is not hyperbole—23% of people in the US with a registered disability aren't online at all, that's three times more likely than the general population. When asked why they're not online, disabled respondents say their disability prevents them or that using the internet is too hard.

To help your apps combat the issue of digital exclusion, this book covers considerations and tools mobile developers, or anyone creating mobile experiences, can use to make mobile work better for those with disabilities—mental or physical—and how to create a better experience for everyone.

Software is not made up of cold, unthinking algorithms. Software is a craft in the truest sense of the word, and one of the greatest tools you can have as a craftsperson is empathy for the people who will be using your app. Each one of whom is an individual with different abilities, experiences, knowledge, and circumstances.


What You'll Learn

  • Create mobile experiences that work for as many people as possible
  • Incorporate a worldview of accessibility and customer service into your design 
  • Work with accessibility tools and techniques commonly available for developers


Who This Book Is For

Mobile developers working solo or as part of a team. UX designers, quality engineers, product owners, and anybody working in mobile.


About the authors

Rob Whitaker is an iOS software development engineer at Capital One UK with a passion for improving digital experiences for everyone. He actively observes how people use technology, and considers how we can all make those interactions better. Currently he’s working on a project to make the Capital One UK app the first mobile app certified by the RNIB (Royal National Institute for Blind People).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Accessibility

    Pages 1-16

    Whitaker, Rob

  • Digital Inclusion

    Pages 17-49

    Whitaker, Rob

  • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines for Mobile

    Pages 51-66

    Whitaker, Rob

  • Android Accessibility Model

    Pages 67-91

    Whitaker, Rob

  • Android Accessibility Features

    Pages 93-137

    Whitaker, Rob

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Softcover 31,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Developing Inclusive Mobile Apps
Book Subtitle
Building Accessible Apps for iOS and Android
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Rob Whitaker
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-5814-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-5814-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-5813-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 342
Number of Illustrations
117 b/w illustrations
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