Exploring SwiftUI and Accessibility with Ryan Cole and Mint

Ted Drake
1 min readJul 26, 2022

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.

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.