After three years of part-time development, Charles Perry launched Leaf Hut Software in 2012 to concentrate full-time on developing software for productivity geeks. Previously, Charles taught high school mathematics and developed software for a Fortune 100 corporation.
For millions of Americans who have some form of disability, the iPhone isn't just a convenience; it's an indispensable tool. They depend on their iPhone to accomplish tasks that many non-disabled people take for granted. Using the accessibility technologies that are built into iOS, the blind can catch up on email, the deaf can call up a friend to chat, and those with motor disabilities can tap a calendar entry. These accessibility technologies empower the disabled as few other technologies do, but in order to make the most of them, you, the developer, need to design your apps with them in mind. In this session, we'll explore the principles of universal design and learn how they can be used to build accessibility into an app from the very beginning. We'll also learn how employing universal design creates better user experiences for all customers, not just those with disabilities. The wide range of accessibility technologies that are built into iOS will be explored, then we'll dive deeper into iOS' VoiceOver technology which is used by those with vision impairments.