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Inclusive Design for Mobile

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Course Overview:

We’ll provide your team with the best practices for designing inclusive mobile apps that work for all users.

Your team will learn how people with disabilities interact with mobile devices and they’ll walk away with a basic understanding of the pillars of inclusive design. 

Learning Objectives

  • Inclusive Design

    Learn the design considerations that impact the inclusion of all users.
  • Mobile assistive technology

    Learn the types of assistive technology used by people with disabilities across mobile platforms.
  • User interaction & inputs

    Learn how users with disabilities interact with apps and input information into them.
  • Design considerations

    Learn the top considerations for color, layout, typography, labeling, UI controls, sound, motion and more.

Audience:

This training is primarily intended for digital app designers and user experience practitioners.

Time estimate:

This training typically takes two hours.

Topics covered:

During this training, we typically cover the following topics:

  • Disabilities & Digital Accessibility
    • Types of disabilities
    • Mobile platform assistive technologies
  • What is Inclusive Design
    • Inclusive design examples
    • Inclusive design process
  • Pillars of Inclusive Design
    • Be inclusive from the start
    • Consider users’ circumstances
    • Keep it simple
    • Offer equivalent alternatives
    • Put the user in control
    • Maintain consistency
    • Seek diverse feedback
  • User Interaction
    • Interacting with a mobile screen reader
    • Considerations for motor impairments
    • Touch targets
    • Gestures
    • Voice control
  • User Input
    • Accessible forms
    • Error handling
  • Color & Contrast
    • Accessibility & color
    • Text contrast
    • Non-text contrast
    • Color settings in iOS and Android
  • Layout & Typography
    • Text size
    • Layout & text formatting
    • Headings
    • Considerations for zoom & magnification
  • Labeling & UI Controls
    • Accessibility text
    • Images and alternative text
  • Sound & Motion
    • Hearing impairments
    • Transcripts & captions
    • Haptic feedback
    • Motion & animation

Client Testimonial

Chuck
Chuck is colorblind.
“I’m trying to pick out a color for a clothing item I want to buy, but the color swatches don’t have visible labels, so I can’t tell them apart.”

Frequently Asked Questions

We’re here to help you achieve better digital accessibility. If you can’t find an answer you need, please contact us.

 

Our team makes training recommendations based on your unique needs and project timeline. We incorporate training strategically, weaving sessions into your project, so that your teams have the skills they need when they need them, making an immediate impact. Building skills in-house throughout our engagement sets you up for continued success.

As many as you’d like! We don’t limit participants, because as educators, our goal is to build your organization’s skills. We open up our training to your entire team, so you have the help you need to sustain accessibility across your organization.

Of course you can! As you train with us, you can develop your own internal training library, which can serve as a resource for your current and future employees.

Yes, we can work with your vendor! We recommend training be provided in the most accessible format possible and will work directly with your caption provider to implement. If you don’t have a caption provider, we can make recommendations.

Talk to an expert about your accessibility needs.

We’re excited to partner with you to help your organization reach, engage and serve more people, more fully.
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