Using accessibility as an opportunity to innovate for everyone  – Kaya Thomas

Accessibility should be a priority for every app developer no matter how big or small their app is. By prioritizing accessibility you ensure that your app works for a broader set of users who have various backgrounds and abilities. In this talk, I will discuss how accessibility is an opportunity for iOS developers to enhance their creativity and how to work accessibility into your feature development process. We'll go over Apple Accessibility API's and how you can leverage them to ensure any customizations in your app are accessible. 

 

About Kaya Thomas:

Kaya is currently a full time iOS engineer at Slack on the Messaging team working on Notifications and Accessibility. She graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Computer Science. Kaya started learning iOS development in 2014 and was a software engineering intern at Time Inc, Intuit and Apple. In the summer of 2014, she launched We Read Too, a book resource app that features titles written by authors of color. Recently, Kaya was featured in the App Store about We Read Too and what inspired her to create it. Aside from coding, she also enjoys writing and has bylines in TechCrunch and Fusion.

@kthomas901 / kayathomas.info

 

 

 

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