In this episode of the AppleVis Extra podcast, host Thomas Domville is joined by Chris Kolbu, one of the team members at Itty Bitty Apps, the creators of Reveal, a powerful set of tools for professional iOS developers. Chris shares insights into how Reveal's advanced visualizations can be used to inspect apps at runtime, modify views on the fly, debug layout problems, diagnose common accessibility issues, and experience your app across different modes of accessibility. He also talks about how he recently used Reveal to resolve accessibility issues with the Ice Cubes Mastodon app. Thomas and Chris then delve into tips for how end users can best report accessibility issues to app developers. They highlight the importance of providing detailed information and being respectful in your communication with the developer.
Additionally, Chris Kolbu has also created a YouTube video titled “Closing the Accessibility Gap with Reveal,” in which he and Tony Arnold discuss the importance of effective use of accessibility APIs in creating great accessible experiences. He explains how Reveal has been focusing on accessibility for the past few years to help developers and mobile teams close this gap. The video assumes that the viewers already recognize and respect the importance of making their app accessible and provides concrete, actionable examples of how to create a better accessible user interface using Reveal's Accessibility and Insights workspaces. The goal of the video is to equip viewers with approaches and tools that they can apply to their own apps to create a more accessible user experience.
Very useful and interesting
I always enjoy listening to your work, but this one got me thinking more about the way that I report VoiceOver hiccups that I discover in apps and how I might better communicate the way particular bugs impact my own use of them. I found the discussion quite useful and I definitely appreciate the work the gentleman put into helping the Ice Cubes code become more accessible. I do tend to report bugs to developers, including Apple, but I may not be sharing what I experience in ways that truly help them find the problems I've encountered. Thanks for taking the time to put this together. You got me thinking...
RE: Very useful and interesting
Hi Morgan, hey that is always nice to hear that you enjoyed the podcast. As I know that I am not the best at these interviews but if it can help people as it did to you. Well, that just made my day. Thanks! :)