Expert Resources: accessible apps
These are the items that relate to accessible apps found on the AbilityNet website. They may be factsheets, webinars, news stories, blog posts or reports.
Blog Post | Jan 2017
Blog Post | Dec 2016
Abbie Osborne, 26, Birmingham DSA assessor (Disabled Student Allowance) for AbilityNet on finding a surprising career working with assistive tech and accessible apps, and being a top-reviewed author on Amazon in her spare time.
Blog Post | Nov 2016
A new smartphone app which lets people with sight loss know when their bus, or bus stop, is approaching, is to be piloted by developers at University College London. It was conceived at a Barclays' Maker Change event at London's Makerversity in Somerset House.
Blog Post | Oct 2016
AbilityNet's quick guide to creating accessible mobile apps, including using native controls, platform specific guidance from Apple and Samsung, user testing, accessible colour palettes, and developing in-house guidelines like the BBC
Case Study | Jun 2015
AbilityNet consultants worked with the Barclay's in-house team at every stage of their project to update the mobile banking app - starting with the wireframes.
Webinar | Mar 2015
Are you planning to launch an app? Have you already taken the plunge? Have you thought about accessibility? This webinar was broadcast in September 2014 and is for business decision makers and app developers who need to know how to meet legal guidelines and build apps that work for every user.
Webinar | Jan 2015
AbilityNet recently accredited Barclays' latest version of its Mobile Banking App - the first time our accessibility accreditation has been given to an app. The app was re-launched in late 2014 to provide full banking services to millions of Barclays customers via their smartphones and tablets. This webinar explains the process behind the development of the app, which has been completely redesigned, with accessibility built in at every stage.
News | Dec 2013
Shopping online for those Christmas dinner essentials is needlessly difficult for disabled people, concludes a new 'State of the enation' report by AbilityNet. Testers with a range of conditions from blindness and low vision to learning difficulties, shopped for a turkey, a Christmas pudding and a dozen crackers at the five top online food retailers using both website and mobile apps (where available).
Blog Post | Aug 2013
Smartphones open up a whole new world to people with visual impairments. In this blog AbilityNet's Head of Fundraising Rory Field talks about his experience with Fleksy, an app designed to make texting easier. Hi there,
Factsheet | Nov 2012
Selected by Robin Christopherson, Head of Digital Inclusion, AbilityNet. Our list of Top Ten Accessible Apps list shows the range of apps that may be of use to disabled people. This isn't an exhaustive list, just a sample of the types of apps that are available on current tablets and smartphones.