It’s estimated that 15% of the world’s population has a disability. And they use mobile phones and apps, too. But not every app is accessible for different types of assistive technologies and strategies – meaning that apps often exclude some of the (potential) users. Making apps completely accessible might sound like a lot of work but as Meryl Evans, professional speaker, accessibility marketing consultant, and writer, says: »Progress over perfection.« So let’s start from somewhere!
In this talk, Eeva-Jonna will discuss one aspect of improving Android app accessibility: with Jetpack Compose and Modifiers. We will look at four modifiers: clickable, selectable, toggleable, and magnifier. From listening to this talk, you will learn how these modifiers can help you to improve accessibility and how to work with them.
Things you will learn in this lecture
How modifiers can help make your app more accessible
How to use clickable, selectable, toggleable, and magnifier-modifiers to improve accessibility
What aspects are important to remember when using them
Eeva-Jonna Panula, or Eevis, is an accessibility specialist and senior Android developer. She is also IAAP Certified Professional in Web Accessibility and Women Techmakers Ambassador. Her passion is to share knowledge, and she speaks and writes a blog. When she is not doing that, she explores the beautiful Finnish nature either by foot or kayak.