Why don’t the worlds of mainstream tech and accessibility tech ever seem to collide? Shelly Brisbin, who keeps one foot in each, wants to know. She and her guests from both worlds chew over the news and trends of the day, mixing in an accessibility perspective.



#30: It's Like Playing Jazz

June 8th, 2020 · 75 minutes

Here's where you learn about developing inclusive apps – not why it's a good thing, but how developers can get started doing it. We talk about addressing a variety of disabilities, and doing user testing to achieve accessibility in more than name only

Guest Starring: Rob Whitaker

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Links and Show Notes

In addition to links based on the main topic of this episode, I've included a number of links to the work of black creators, many of whom are people with disabilities, too. I encourage you to seek out their work and follow them on social.


This is a rough transcript of the episode.

snobOS Podcast

The podcast for Apple snobs

The Triple Cripples

Increasing visibility and highlighting the narratives of Black and non-Black Women, Femmes and Non-Binary People of Colour, living with disabilities

Keah Brown (@keah_maria) • Instagram photos and videos
Andrea Dalzell (@theseatednurse) • Instagram photos and videos
Crutches&Spice ♿️ : Rude For A Disabled Person / Twitter
Tinu (@Tinu) / Twitter
Riah Person / Twitter
"Developing Inclusive Mobile Apps"

Rob Whitaker's book, covering development for iOS and Android platforms.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Overview | Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) | W3C
Apple Human Interface Guidelines: Accessibility
Android Developers: Build more accessible apps
Apple WWDC Accessibility Videos
Google I/O 2019: New in Android Accessibility
Jordyn Castor’s Writing Great Accessibility Labels
Apple’s UIKit IAccessibilityAPI documentation
Apple Platform State of the Union
Mobile A11y Resources
Accessibility Getting Started tutorial for iOS
Accessibility Getting Started tutorial for Android