Thursday, November 29, 2012

Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all

… is the theme of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities 2012. Around the world, events and get-togethers are organised on 3 December to raise awareness and discuss openly solutions to better integrating persons with special needs in society. 

We would welcome your thoughts on what barriers you see in relation to mobile phones and tablet devices as well as what accessibility means to you. We would also like to know what are the most important mobile phone features for you  - so join the conversation on Twitter with #a11y #IDPD and let us know!

And what about your favourite accessibility related apps - which have made the most impact to you and why? We are working on a new feature for apps within GARI and we hope that it will help provide an even better picture of the usefulness of a device to you. We'll say more about that shortly, but for now, it would be great to hear your thoughts on apps, what makes them useful and which ones are already helping you.  

In the meantime, join in the actions planned in celebration of 3 December and we look forward to your feedback about what you are looking for in terms of accessibility features.