This post originally appeared on the Yahoo! Accessibility blog.
Apple's iOS Human Interface Guidelines encourage developers to create compelling, immersive mobile interfaces. The goal is to delight the user with an inventive interface that invites the user to touch and explore. Often times, this leads to designs with interactions that are not immediately understood.
Many apps will use graphic icons to suggest available functionality. Unfortunately, these icons are not always made accessible to VoiceOver users. Other interactions take advantage of the natural reactions to swipe and pull on items. As VoiceOver users tend to explore by dragging their finger over the screen or using a single finger swipe to "tab" through the page, these interactions may not be discovered.
For instance, a list of items may be refreshed by pulling down, a button may list a selection title and provide a drop down to select an alternate, images can be scrolled, and text can be tapped to triggerRead More »from Increase iOS Accessibility With Accessibility Hints