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.
Akanksha Singh
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Akanksha is a Software Engineer at JP Morgan Chase & Co., crafting engaging and innovative software solutions in the Asset and Wealth Management Line of Business. She has a keen interest in Flutter and enjoys building user-friendly and accessible applications. Her passion for Flutter has taken her to international conferences like FlutterHeroes, FlutterCon, and Flutter & Friends where she has shared her insights and expertise.
Beyond her role, Akanksha is an avid participant in hackathons. Her passion for community building and mentorship has driven her to lead student communities at university and mentoring roles at prestigious hackathons like HackHarvard, Hack4Inclusion, HackTheNorth, DubHacks, CalHacks, and more.
When she steps away from her keyboard, Akanksha finds solace in the timeless melodies of 60s-70s Hindi songs. She’s an avid museum-goer, ignited by a deep passion for delving into art and history.