Designing for Accessibility and Disability


This workshop will guide participants through a series of exercises exploring disability, followed by a discussion and design session on creating accessible tools for creative expression.

Simple controls for voiceover iOS

“Siri, turn on voiceover” + Gestural controls
  • Single-tap anywhere on the screen and your iPhone or iPad will speak aloud the item that you're tapping on.
  • Double-tap on an item to select it.
  • To scroll through a page, use three fingers. With VoiceOver off you typically use only one finger to scroll, but in VoiceOver you'll need to use three so that your iPhone or iPad doesn't misread a tap as a scroll.
  • Double-tap with three fingers to toggle speech commands on and off from the Lock Screen.
  • A two-finger double-tap while performing an action will start or stop that action. For example, if you're on a phone call, double-tapping the screen with two fingers will end the call. If you're in the Camera app, double-tap with two fingers to take a photo.
  • In VoiceOver options you can customize and fine tune options such as whether or not you'd like the device to speak notifications.

Designing for Acessibility Resources

p5.js Resources