I don't see any _specific_ mention of that irc server having a bridge - but I only did a simple search for it. As I'm not on that server (or even set up for matrix right this minute; that comes later this month after some healing time) I don't know if there is one or not.
It would seem a very appropriate use case, so ... if they don't, maybe ask for someone to get one set up? (:
Also interested in any irc clients you find. I'll check the one I used on an android tablet... I'm assuming the phone is android?
I like Weechat a lot - it has an Android client in F-Droid. But I think you have to have a Weechat server set up and I don't know about accessibility. (Though it can also be accessed via Glowing Bear in a web-browser.)
@devinprater Bridge talks both IRC and matrix protocols. Matrix home server operator have to deploy it and IRC side have to tollerate it. Libera chat is running matrix home server along side the IRC services allowing access through matrix. Mozilla is also doing it like that, GNOME, KDE and some others too. Matrix.org guys are running some other bridges.
@pvagner@devinprater Matrix IRC bridges need to be set up to bridge a specific IRC network. Biboumi, an XMPP IRC bridge, doesn't have that limitation.
I don't know what the accessibility aspects of Conversations are, I only know that Conversations together with e.g. disroot's IRC bridge xmpp:irc.disroot.org is the best IRC client for me that I've used on Android.
@clacke@devinprater For that matter #Conversations for #Android is most accessible #XMPP client of all times. Not only it is it packet with all the usefull and cool features, it's completelly #accessible with screen reading apps. I guess the developers haven't specifically considered accessibility but are using UI controls native to the platform applying standard design patterns.
@clacke@devinprater@pvagner I can recommend disroot too, the registration is not easy because you need to wait for approval, but it worth waiting. They also provide cloud, mail, cryptopads, all in one account.