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Welcome to Android Developers Backstage, a podcast by and for Android developers. Hosted by developers from the Android platform team, this show covers topics of interest to Android programmers, with in-depth discussions and interviews with engineers on the Android team at Google.

Apr 22, 2020

Chet, Qasid, Romain, Sally, Tor, and a very mysterious
guest in a very dark room in the lower-right.
In this episode, Romain, Chet and Tor talked (remotely!) with Sally Yuen and Qasid Sadiq from the Accessibility team. We discussed the kinds of tools and facilities that their team provides, and how developers can (and should!) make their applications more accessible. We talked about Accessibility Services, Talkback, Accessibility Scanner, organizational complexities of accessibility efforts, and more.

Pro tip: Avoid creating custom widgets by using the built-in widgets in the platform to inherit accessibility functionality for free.

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