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Above: IWalk app in use at the Holocaust Memorial Plaza in Philadelphia

In mid-2018, the React Native team updated their API to include key accessibility properties. The changes expanded voiceover use, the color inverted mode, and a simpler cross-platform property for distinguishing UI elements. On a recent project — a cross-platform, multilingual, educational walk guide — we combined these features with a few, simple design decisions. Together, we hope, more people are able to access the app and the stories it tells.

Below outlines the choices we made, a list of resources, and perspectives I gained about designing for access.

Readability: Text Sizes

On both Android and iOS, you can increase your system font size. …


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