The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Developing Accessible Apps

For years, accessibility features and experiences were seen as nice to have when it came to app development. Shockingly, many developers overlook this vital aspect, inadvertently excluding a significant user base. The World Health Organization reveals that about 15% of the global population, over a billion people, live with disabilities. In a digital age, it’s unjust to marginalize this substantial demographic based on abilities.

This talk emphasizes the critical role of accessibility in mobile apps. Adhering to accessibility standards ensures inclusivity, making apps usable for everyone. Emphasizing an “accessible-first” approach, the session guides developers from initial app strategy through design, development, and quality assurance. Accessibility becomes not just a guideline but a core project requirement, shaping every phase.

This talk will cover best practices that one must follow to ensure accessibility in Flutter apps. While this talk focuses more on developing accessible Flutter apps it’ll be relevant to all developers in understanding the accessibility features and best practices.


Session info:

Speaker: Akanksha Singh

Software Engineer at JP Morgan Chase & Co. at JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Date: 15 March 2024

Time: 14:10 - 14:55

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