Articles for the ‘Accessibility Guidelines’ Category

Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative (GARI)

The Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative (GARI) is a project run by the Mobile Manufacturers Forum, an international association of telecommunications equipment manufacturers with an interest in mobile or wireless communications. Almost one in five of the world’s population lives with some kind of recognized disability. Sooner or later, everyone will develop at least some limitations [...]

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Essentials for Cross-Disability Accessible Cell Phones

Making mainstream market phones more usable by more people Introduction Table-of-contents: Introduction Buttons & Controls Voice Controls Displays Voice Output Connections Acknowledgement Appendix A Appendix B With the advances in technology over the years, more and more features are showing up in cell phones that have the potential to make the phones more usable for [...]

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Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Accessible Design Checklists

Credit for all of the guidelines appearing on this webpage: RNIB Digital Accessibility Team (DAT) Accessible events Alternative formats Audio input Audio output Built environment of public access terminals Cards and smart media Chip & Pin Computer hardware Controls Displays e-Banking e-Voting Electronic purses Financial transactions Fonts Help facilities Household appliances Inclusive design Inserting banknotes [...]

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Essentials for Cross-Disability Accessible Cell Phones

Appendix B Table-of-contents: Introduction Buttons & Controls Voice Controls Displays Voice Output Connections Acknowledgement Appendix A Appendix B This is a list of some features that have appeared on mainstream phones and how they improve accessibility and usefulness for people with disabilities. Dexterity Enhancements and Alternatives Easy-to-grip shape and style Non-slip grips; lanyard and strap [...]

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Essentials for Cross-Disability Accessible Cell Phones

Appendix A Table-of-contents: Introduction Buttons & Controls Voice Controls Displays Voice Output Connections Acknowledgement Appendix A Appendix B This list can be used as a worksheet when assessing the features of cell phones for “the essentials” in this publication. Please refer back to the previous sections for details. Disability Essentials Vision Buttons can be distinguished [...]

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Essentials for Cross-Disability Accessible Cell Phones

Acknowledgements Table-of-contents: Introduction Buttons & Controls Voice Controls Displays Voice Output Connections Acknowledgement Appendix A Appendix B The contents of this publication were developed with funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education, grant number H133E040013 (RERC on Telecommunications Access). However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy [...]

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Essentials for Cross-Disability Accessible Cell Phones

Connections Overview Table-of-contents: Introduction Buttons & Controls Voice Controls Displays Voice Output Connections Acknowledgement Appendix A Appendix B Problems some users have when accessing some current mainstream cell phones include: proprietary headset jack used on phone interference when using phone with hearing aids text messaging is not in real-time vibrating ringer is not strong enough [...]

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Essentials for Cross-Disability Accessible Cell Phones

Voice Output Overview Table-of-contents: Introduction Buttons & Controls Voice Controls Displays Voice Output Connections Acknowledgement Appendix A Appendix B Voice Output Overview Problems some users have when accessing some current mainstream cell phones include: can’t see display and phone does not have alternative output method phone only speaks pre-recorded speech /  doesn’t speak dynamic content [...]

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Essentials for Cross-Disability Accessible Cell Phones

Displays Overview: Table-of-contents: Introduction Buttons & Controls Voice Controls Displays Voice Output Connections Acknowledgement Appendix A Appendix B Displays Overview Problems some users have when accessing some current mainstream cell phones include: can’t see displays and no alternate output methods text/graphics too small difficult to read screen screen display is confusing Access to displays primarily [...]

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Essentials for Cross-Disability Accessible Cell Phones

Voice Control Overview Table-of-contents: Introduction Buttons & Controls Voice Controls Displays Voice Output Connections Acknowledgement Appendix A Appendix B Problems some users have when accessing some current mainstream cell phones include: phone has no alternative to pressing keys to operate the phone voice control works well only in “controlled environment” can’t control enough functions have [...]

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Essentials for Cross-Disability Accessible Cell Phones

Buttons and Controls Overview Table-of-contents: Introduction Buttons & Controls Voice Controls Displays Voice Output Connections Acknowledgement Appendix A Appendix B Buttons and Controls Overview Problems some users have when accessing some current mainstream cell phones include: buttons are hard to discern by touch labels are difficult or impossible to read buttons are so close together [...]

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