Thursday, July 7, 2022
HomeiOS DevelopmentAccessibility in SpeakerClock 1.3.1 | Cocoanetics

Accessibility in SpeakerClock 1.3.1 | Cocoanetics


Now you can absolutely function SpeakerClock with no or low imaginative and prescient. We gave SpeakerClock the total Accessibility remedy. On this article I describe a number of the issues I realized including accessibility options to SpeakerClock, now that it’s absolutely written in SwiftUI.

SpeakerClock’s UI is split into 3 sections, the presets on the prime, the LED timer as massive as potential within the middle and the section “visitors mild” on the backside.

The principle interplay gesture is to horizontally swipe over the LED digits to alter the timer. This type of gesture isn’t potential when VoiceOver is energetic as a result of there you possibly can pan over the display to shortly get to the recent spots of interactive components.

I solved this by having individually adjustable sub-elements for the minutes and seconds whereas the timer isn’t working. This manner you possibly can swipe vertically to regulate the minutes and seconds individually.

There are three sorts of normal gestures for Voice-Over which I made full use of:

  1. double-tap with single finger to pick out a component
  2. double-tap with two fingers to carry out a “magic faucet”
  3. draw a Z with two fingers to “escape”

I used #1 for the single-tap perform of the preset and talking section buttons. #2 substitutes for the lengthy press. The rationale is that you must consciously faucet with two fingers as a substitute of 1 to change the presets, as to stop you from by chance altering them.

Within the common move of issues, VoiceOver principally feedback on the centered factor and after a brief pause additionally reads out the accessibility trace that tells the person what interactions are potential. I additionally used VoiceOver’s announcement notifications to present audio suggestions on some interactions.

The cherry on prime is that sure timer values get purple out aloud. Within the yellow and inexperienced phases you get a voice immediate each minute. The section transitions get introduced as properly. Within the purple section there may be an announcement very 15 seconds, with the ultimate 10 seconds being accompanied by beeps.

That felt like an affordable quantity of voice suggestions for starters. I’d add some configuration choices at a later level.

On this video I’m demonstrating all that we mentioned.

Conclusion

I might say my implementation is 95% excellent. There are some edge circumstances nonetheless – which I can’t do a lot about – the place VoiceOver will insist of talking one thing that it wouldn’t must. Sadly there is no such thing as a solution to inform Accessibility to “shut it” for sure instances when there’s something extra vital happening.

It price me lots of experimenting and the higher a part of a day to get to this stage. I’m anxious to listen to from precise customers of SpeakerClock, particularly those that are visually impaired and might need use for a timer. And a few common customers additionally requested about acoustic suggestions. What kind of configuration choices associated to sounds would possibly make sense?



Additionally revealed on Medium.


Tagged as:

Classes: Updates

RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -
Google search engine

Most Popular

Recent Comments