Accessibility in SwiftUI: How to Make Your Apps Inclusive for All Users

Learn how to make your apps more accessible using built-in accessibilty features

ML Musings
2 min readMar 21, 2023
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Accessibility is an important aspect of app development, and it’s essential to make sure that your apps are inclusive for all users. SwiftUI provides a number of built-in accessibility features that make it easy to create apps that are accessible to everyone.

Let’s explore some of these features and show you how to make your SwiftUI apps more accessible.

Adding Accessibility Labels

One of the most basic accessibility features is the ability to add accessibility labels to your views. Accessibility labels are read aloud by screen readers to help visually impaired users understand what’s on the screen. You can add accessibility labels to your views using the accessibilityLabel modifier. Here's an example:

struct LabelView: View {
var body: some View {
Text("Hello, World!")

In this example, we add the accessibilityLabel() modifier to the Text view and provide the label "Greeting". Now, when a screen reader encounters this view, it will read aloud "Greeting" instead of "Hello, World!".



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