Articles tagged with 'Accessibility'

  1. Respecting Accessibility in Custom View Controller Transitions
  2. 29 Jun

    There are many accessibility options available today in iOS. Such technologies are not only to help those users with vision impairment, but also those with physical disabilities and hearing problems. To Apple's credit, many of these technologies can be utilised in 3rd party apps without any work required on the developer's behalf. However, for some accessibility options it is the developer's responsibility to take extra care when building their apps to ensure that all users can take advantage of what their applications have to offer. Today we will focus on one such accessibility setting in particular: "Reduce Motion". Read more…

  3. Supporting Dynamic Type with Custom Fonts on iOS
  4. 19 Oct

    One way in which designers look to imprint branding on an app is to use a custom typeface throughout the user interface. Whilst this can give an app a distinctive look, it often comes at the expense of accessibility. This is because a key element of iOS's support for visually impaired users is the Dynamic Type system, which allows users to increase or decrease the size of text rendered across the system. Whilst it is easy for apps to support Dynamic Type when using the built-in system typeface, doing so with a custom font requires additional dev effort which is all to often overlooked. Read more…