Improving accessibility by adopting SwiftUI at Mint

Ryan Cole, a Mint engineer and Level 2 Accessibility Champion at Intuit, was inspired by a “follow me home” customer research session with Brandon Biggs to rebuild the iOS app with SwiftUI and a much more accessible interface.

Ryan explains how he, and other Mint engineers, learned how to use SwiftUI and the Accessibility properties: How to Design for Accessibility with Your iOS App. They used Intuit’s Global Engineering Days event to focus their attention on 200 changes. But this wasn’t just about fixing bugs. They also took advantage of SwiftUI to add new features and to transform the app from accessible to delightful.

One of the updates included replacing Mint’s charts with the new iOS Audio Graphs.

To confirm the usability of these graphs, Ryan joined Lucy Greco for a live customer testing session during an Intuit Accessibility Lunch and Learn. Ryan has been a valued member of the Intuit Accessibility Champion program and we look forward to his contributions as he moves to Apple’s accessibility team to work on mobile and wearable technology.

Authority Podcast: Accessibility, Inclusive Design, and Accommodations at Intuit

This is a follow up podcast interview with Authority Magazine about accessibility, inclusive design, and inclusion at Intuit Intuit’s Ted Drake On How Businesses Make Accommodations For People Who Have a Disability

This is the original article: Disability Inclusion In The Workplace: Intuit’s Ted Drake On How Businesses Make Accommodations For Customers and Employees Who Have a Disability

Face Blindness – prosopagnosia

What is prosopagnosia, aka Face Blindness? In this article, Brad Pitt talks about his inability to recognize faces and how people mistake this as aloofness and disrespect: Brad Pitt opens up about suffering from undiagnosed prosopagnosia, or ‘face blindness’.
Pre-Covid face mask

I have this problem.

I have a terrible time remembering names and faces. I used to think I was just lazy and not putting in enough effort to memorize and associate names with colors or animals. It’s especially frustrating as a photographer, as I’ve studied the face, lighting, and structure. But then I listened to a podcast about super recognisers: people who have an extreme ability to recognize faces. They have a test you can take to see where you land on the scale of facial recognition and I am in the lower 25%, frankly I guessed so much that I could be anywhere in that quartile.

If we meet and I don’t know your name, it’s not a personal insult. I’ll remember it 10 minutes later…hopefully. With the remote working of COVID, we’re all pretty rusty and it’s probably just a good habit of reintroducing ourselves as we go back to the office. This is especially true when we are wearing face masks.

Artificial Intelligence and Accessibility

Artificial Intelligence has transformed the world of assistive technology and inclusive environments.

This list of articles was originally created as a self-guided pathway within Intuit’s Accessibility documentation. It provides an insight into inclusive research with Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Research like this is continually evolving and the articles below may already be out of date. But they’ll lead you to information you may not have known.

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Championing Accessibility at Intuit—and Experiencing It

Sarah Margolis-Greenbaum joined the Intuit Accessibility Team in 2017 as an intern from National Technology Institute for the Deaf to research the barriers and opportunities for #Deaf small business owners and accountants. She shared information for small business owners to expand their support for customers and employees How to Work With Deaf or Hard of Hearing Clients and Employees

Over the years, she’s created our interpreter policy, captioning policy, established a centralized accommodation budget, and has become a mentor for dozens of Deaf and hard of hearing colleagues.

Sarah shares her life at Intuit with this new article: Championing Accessibility at Intuit — and Experiencing It