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Discussion on: Accessibility Matters: How to Build Apps for Everyone with Miranda Limonczenko

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Josh Puetz

This talk should be mandatory viewing for all web developers!

I'm curious: do you Have specific recommendations for accessibility when designing for mobile?

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Miranda Author • Edited on

Everything in the talk definitely applies to mobile users. A mobile user is also using screenreader software, holding their fingers on elements while they are read aloud or using voice features. Particularly for design, it's important for elements to be large, well spaced, and clear.

Try turning on accessibility modes on your phone and learn to use them with your app. My Pixel accessibility settings has Select to Speak and Talk Back. It also has magnification, color contrast tools, and font size tools. I think you can learn a lot just by testing your app with these settings.