Monday, February 4, 2013

Expand awareness of your accessibility-related apps

With the rise of smartphones, accessibility of mobile phones is now tackled in a threefold way: you can integrate accessibility features in the hardware, the software or via applications. Hundreds of developers have taken up the challenge to find solutions for making mobile phones more accessible to older people or people with disabilities and contribute to improve their daily lives.

For this reason, we are happy to announce that GARI is being expanded to host a new app section.

We have been working on a major redesign of GARI, intending to make the database more user-friendly and accessible and expanding it to integrate a number of new features. With the relaunch of the new GARI website approaching fast, we are now inviting developers to add their accessibility apps to the GARI database.

The new app section will allow users of GARI to search for mobile phones that accommodate specific apps. Indeed, it can be important to know whether a certain app is compatible with VoiceOver on iOS,  if the same app can be used with TalkBack on Android or if it works also on a Windows phone.

Being involved in GARI is free of charge. Developers can present their accessibility apps, explain their function and availability and link back to the online app store for the actual download.

If you are working on accessibility apps and would be interested in adding them to GARI, please have a look at the brochure for more information and drop us an email – we are looking forward to hearing from you!