Hey design people!
Some of you may know the iOS team has been working with a consultant to
improve the Accessibility in the iOS app. What you may not know is that we
have been learning more than just the technical aspects.
Austin has been helping us out with understanding how users actually
navigate content and how the visual design translates into the VoiceOver
interface. Joe Walsh, especially, has been working on improving the UX of
the app for Accessibility users.
Joe, Monte and myself are facilitating a session at the Dev Summit this
year to demo and discus how we can incorporate what we learned into our
It would be great to have anyone interested in design to discus the topic.
Please signup if you are interested!
Designing, implementing, and testing Accessibility on Apple Platforms
 Austin’s Ted Talk:
How the blind use technology to see the world | Austin Seraphin ...
Some months ago we started to define a statement of purpose for design at
Wikimedia. We shared our initial iteration and got useful feedback. Based
on that feedback, we have updated a new version:
Please, feel free to check the updated version, and provide any suggestion
in the talk page.
If the statement just sounds as a logical, simple, and obvious description
for the purpose of design here, that was the goal. Putting this in writing
has been helpful for designers and people working with us to get into the
same page, and will be useful in the future to achieve the level of support
for design we envision for those areas where we are not there yet.
Thanks to everyone that has contributed to the process.
Senior User Experience Designer