“What’s new with iPhone accessibility” at Tampa Bay UX Meetup: Thursday, January 30 at 6:00 p.m.

by Joey deVilla on January 24, 2020

Since 2013, the Tampa Bay UX Group has been hosting the ride-or-die meetup for all things related to user experience and usability. Their first meetup of 2020 happens next Thursday, and it will feature Anitra and me talking about what’s new with iPhone accessibility!

Join us on Thursday, January 30th at 6:00 p.m. at Kforce for this talk, where we’ll not only show you these new features, but also how to write apps in order to make the best use of them.

iOS has always been the gold standard in mobile accessibility, and the latest version — iOS 13 — has a lot of accessibility features, some of which are new, and some of which have been enhanced:

The biggest new feature is Voice Control, a brand-new assistive technology that makes it so much easier to control Apple devices using your voice. Rather than describe it, here’s Apple’s video showing it in action:

VoiceOver is Apple’s screen reading/gesture technology for low/no-vision users, and it’s been improved in iOS 13. Here’s a tour of its new features:

In our presentation, we’ll not only give you an overview of accessibility features in iOS 13 — we’ll also cover the basics of developing iOS 13 apps for improved accessibility using SwiftUI! That’s the new paradigm for building interfaces for Apple platforms:

In fact, you can think of the presentation as having a bonus tutorial on the basics of writing your own iOS apps:

Join us at the Tampa Bay UX Group’s meetup on Thursday, January 30th at 6:00 p.m. at Kforce! Register to attend here.

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