[community] Google's new accessibility scanning app

Kaye Mao kayexmao at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 17:36:49 UTC 2016

That's a really great point Justin. I tried this out on my device and the
focus is definitely on detecting improvements to the visual interface.

>From your understanding, what is the state of accessibility when it comes
to mobile applications? Are there screen readers for mobile?
On 13 Apr 2016 11:05 a.m., "Justin Obara" <obara.justin at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for sharing Kaye,
> This is quite interesting, and it’s really good to see that more automated
> tools are being developed to help identify issues. Automated tools tend to
> have issues with understanding the intentions of the designers, for example
> disabled elements that might be low contrast intentionally. I know that
> Dana and others have been trying to think of alternative representations or
> disabled elements in high contrast modes, so in the end, good design should
> be able to solve this.
> I’ll have to see if I can get my hands on an android device to try this
> out. I think an ideal system would have hooks into the accessibility
> APIs/tree, the document/content structure, and presentation (visual layout,
> audio queues, etc.) to gain a better understanding of what all the parts
> are, how they work, and what they are trying to communicate.
> Thanks
> Justin
> On April 13, 2016 at 10:32:14 AM, Kaye Mao (kayexmao at gmail.com) wrote:
> Haven't tried it yet but looks really interesting.
> http://www.fastcodesign.com/3058805/google-built-an-app-that-critiques-other-apps
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