Discussion Group: How
to design accessible mobile apps
Chair: Peter Abrahams, One Voice for Accessible ICT Coalition
With the mobile revolution
continuing apace, smartphones and tablet computers are the latest mainstream
technology that can either provide huge liberation and independence for disabled
people, or simply be another method of exclusion.
In an attempt to ensure it is the former, this Spring the One Voice for Accessible ICT Coalition with sponsorship from BT published the first ever in-depth report into access to mobile devices and apps by disabled and older people – “Moving Together” – aimed at every organisation developing a mobile app.
Alongside this report, One Voice produced a set of guidelines for mobile developers, the “First seven steps to accessible apps.
Peter Abrahams, co-author of 'Moving Together' and 'First Seven Steps', will lead a discussion on the benefits of accessible apps and the challenges in creating them.