• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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Mind the Gap: Navigating Accessible Web & Mobile App Design

Date & Time
Friday, March 22, 2024 - 10:20 AM PDT  
Platinum 2  

As legacy corporations turn more attention to their mobile app presence, they are tasking experienced web design and accessibility professionals with creating native mobile experiences. All too often, these teams aren’t prepared for the differences between the web and mobile app contexts. Seasoned designers try to apply their web skills only to be frustrated when mobile dev teams push back and they ultimately launch lackluster, inaccessible apps. There’s a better way, though.

Successful Android and iOS apps are distinctly different from successful websites in some key ways that must be accounted for from the very beginning. And in order to do that, web design and accessibility pros need to know what concepts they should bring along on their mobile journey and what they need to leave behind or rethink.

This talk aims to address the gap between where skilled web professionals are right now and where they can go in the changing world of mobile apps. I will highlight how standard concepts like POUR and baseline WCAG criteria like 1.3.1 Info and relationships both do and do not work in the native mobile context. I’ll also break down how to approach mobile app design problems from a user-based perspective. Attendees should leave with newfound confidence in approaching work with Android and iOS.

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Session Summary (Abstract)
Designers, accessibility experts, product managers, and more struggle to bridge the gap between web and mobile design. In this session, you’ll learn the concepts needed to find your way toward creating more accessible, intuitive mobile apps.  
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Secondary Topics
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Mobile Technology
  • Web
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  • Julian Kittelson-Aldred

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