iOS Accessibility Resources

If you are developing an application for iOS, it is important to make sure all components of your App are accessible to your potential users, including those with disabilities. This article gives you a list of resources that you can use for the development of accessibility features that will make your App more inclusive.

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Accessibility on iOS

You can test the accessibility of your App using the screen of your device as a single switch. To Test your App using Switch control and a single switch follow this steps:

1. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility, then scroll down to Switch Control, and click on Switch Control to go to its settings.

3. Click on Switches

4. Click on Add New Switch, and select Screen as the source. 

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5.In Actions assign the switch an action from the list. Since you are only using the screen, choose the “Select Item” action.  

   

7. Before you turn on Switch control, make sure you have the Switch Control accessibility shortcut on. This shortcut will let you turn on and off Switch Control with a triple-click of the Home button. Go to settings > General > Accessibility. Scroll all the way down and click on Accessibility Shortcut. Select Switch Control. 

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8. Go back to Switch Control, and activate Switch Control by clicking on the on/off control. At this point, you should be able to control the iOS device with Switch Control using the screen.

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