GSCXScanner goals to scale back iOS accessibility points

Google is at all times making an attempt to create new methods to enhance accessibility points with know-how. This time, they’re lending a hand to app builders by launching a brand new open-source challenge referred to as Accessibility Scanner for iOS, in any other case often called GSCXScanner.

GSCXScanner goals to assist builders positioned and repair accessibility points inside apps throughout the improvement lifecycle. Google refers to it as a developer assistant or objective-C library that sits on an iOS app’s course of. The answer leverages GTXiLib, which is a library of iOS accessibility checks. According to Google, builders can create their very own checks along with the default ones.

The firm additionally famous that whereas GSCXScanner doesn’t eradicate the necessity for handbook or automated testing, it does velocity up the event course of by mentioning points throughout improvement.

“When a new feature is being developed, often there are several iterations of code changes, building, launching and trying out the new feature. It is faster and easier to fix accessibility issues with the feature if they can be detected during this phase when the developer is working with the new feature,” Sid Janga of the Google central accessibility crew wrote in a submit.