Designing Accessible Android Applications

Main Room 11:50am

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Integrating accessibility features into new or existing applications to make it stand out and reachable to more users.
The session will cover:
Importance of accessibility while designing an application.
Android’s built-in accessibility features and its evolution in different Android versions. This will include Android’s built in support for touch, speech and many other features that can be incorporated to make an application more accessible.
Deep dive into few of the available features like sensors, haptics, and gestures that will make the application stand out and be more accessible.
Code examples explaining accessibility features.
Tips to add common useful effects that goes a long way in creating a compelling User Interface.

Level: Intermediate.
Topic Area: Developer Essentials.

Sonia Naresh Sharma, Google

Sonia Sharma works in Android team at Google as a Technical Account Manager. Prior to this she has worked on mobile and web domains in Nokia, Motorola, Samsung and a few start-ups, in various capacities, both technical and business centric. She has worked on Android since 2009 and has a few Android applications in Google Play. She mentors students creating Android applications at Technovation Challenge and evangelizes Accessibility in Android.