Accessibility on the Move: Optimizing your websites for mobile accessibility & usability

@karlgroves, @pauljadam, @goodwitch, and @dboudreau kicked off the discussion with their thoughts and questions on mobile accessibility and the best accessible mobile devices, and more!
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Denis Boudreau - 10xColorBlind @dboudreau
Ready for the 5 o'clock #a11yChat? We sure are! Topic today is "mobile accessibility" with @karlgroves @pauljadam @goodwitch and myself.
Deque Systems @dequesystems
August #a11ychat has started! Our topic is optimizing for mobile accessibility. Bring your questions and comments.
Paul J. Adam @pauljadam
Question for actual users of accessible mobile devices: What mobile devices do use as assistive technology? #a11ychat #a11y
Paul J. Adam @pauljadam
Question for designers/developers: Do you only support a specific set of mobile devices and operating systems? If so which ones? #a11ychat
Glenda Sims @goodwitch
@pauljadam lots of my friends with visual disabilities use iPhone with VoiceOver. #a11ychat
Paul J. Adam @pauljadam
@zkline: @pauljadam iPhone and MacBook Pro, with VoiceOver, and a Braille Edge braille display.” #a11ychat
Glenda Sims @goodwitch
Do you have any web accessibility testing tools that you usually use on your desktop that you can use on mobile. #a11ychat
Russell Heimlich @kingkool68
@pauljadam Do you support specific devices? No. Anything that can run a web browser is our target #a11ychat
Sina Bahram @SinaBahram
Does coding to standards mean same #mobile #accessibility bang for your buck as it does on desktop #browsers? #a11ychat
KARL GROVES @karlgroves
@pauljadam Interesting mention by Wayne Dick re: preference for Kindle over iPad http://t.co/ZY60eotA #a11ychat
Paul J. Adam @pauljadam
For #VoiceOver #a11y users read the accessible HTML version of the iPhone User Guide here http://t.co/UzRxx3Vt #a11ychat
John F Croston III @jfc3
works not set for one mobile devices, but alomost 75% of our traffic is from Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, and iTouch). #a11ychat
John F Croston III @jfc3
if memory serves me correctly all the other mobile devices don't add up to that of just the iPad and iTouch. #a11ychat
Denis Boudreau - 10xColorBlind @dboudreau
@SinaBahram I've always found it much more difficult to measure the #ROI of #a11y on mobile browsers than on desktop browsers. #a11yChat
Paul J. Adam @pauljadam
@karlgroves Good to point out that Kindles work well for people w/ low vision by allowing custom control over text formatting! #a11ychat
Sina Bahram @SinaBahram
@dboudreau To that end, are there tools that report good #a11y metrics with a #mobile focus? #a11ychat
Glenda Sims @goodwitch
I learned from @pauljadam that you can use Jim Thatcher's Favelets in any mobile browser to test for #a11y http://t.co/sP5CRUVg #a11ychat
KARL GROVES @karlgroves
Jellybean has new "Gesture Mode" & supports plugins to enable things like braille output. Has anyone used? http://t.co/d6LmVWuN #a11ychat
Steve Buell @SteveBuell
In terms of cost effectiveness, isn't it easier to develop web apps optimized for mobile than multiple platforms? Pitfalls? #a11ychat
Sina Bahram @SinaBahram
@jfc3 Speaking of #iPad, it used to be 7 to 1 compared to #iPhone, now it's 2 to 1. #a11ychat
KARL GROVES @karlgroves
@jsutt actually looking into that for a mobile app I'm building. Looks compelling. Not sure about a11y #a11ychat
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