Articles for 2012

Apps4Android Releases Five New Android Applications in Support of Students with Print Disabilities

Applications to Enhance Access to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Resources HILLIARD, Ohio (BUSINESS WIRE) August 29, 2012 –Apps4Android today announced the release of five no-cost-to-the-user applications focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM), and audio note organization. In their ongoing effort to make it easier for millions of students with print disabilities to access [...]

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Apps4Android Applications are Being Used on Over 1,250 Different Android Devices

Here’s a list (by manufacturer) that is current as of July 12, 2012: Acer A200 (picasso_e) Iconia Tab A100 (VanGogh)(vangogh) Acer E320 (C6) LiquiD (a1) E120 (K2) Liquid MetaL (a4) E130 (K3) PicassO (picasso) E140 (k4) PicassO (ventana) E210 (k5) S300 (a5) E310 (C4R) StreaM (a3) E310 (c4) TD600 (T603T) G100W (maya) Anydata ASP320Q_ANDI (ASP320Q_GSM) [...]

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Update on the Certuche Foundation: Go Alehandro!

In January of this year we published a short article about 11 year-old entrepreneur, Alejandro Certuche, who started a project to donate inexpensive Android phones running iAugcomm, Apps4Android’s Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) application to children with Autism in Colombia. Update: Today we received the following note from Victor, Alehandro’s mentor and proud father (we [...]

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Google I/O 2012: Making Android Apps Accessible

A big debt of gratitude to: T.V. Raman, Charles Chen, Alan Viverette, and Peter Lundblad for their dedication to Android accessibility! Android 4.0 introduced platform-level accessibility APIs so that you don’t have to be an expert to make an app that’s accessible to people with disabilities. Come learn how APIs for accessibility make your job [...]

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An Introduction to NFC

NFC (Near field communication) is a short-range radio technology that enables communication between units (devices) without direct physical touch. NFC is an open-platform technology, which is being standardized in the NFC Forum. NFC is based on and extends on RFID (Radio Frequency Identification). It operates on 13.56 MHz frequency. NFC communication range is up to [...]

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Apps4Android Zigbee Accessibility Project

Please Note: This is not the website of the Zigbee Alliance nor is Apps4Android’s Zigbee accessibility project currently affiliated in any way with the Zigbee Alliance. The Zigbee Allicance’s official website is: http://www.zigbee.org/ About the Zigbee Alliance: Established in 2002, the Zigbee Alliance is an open, non-profit association of members that have created a thriving [...]

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Statistics for IDEAL Accessibility Installer (com.ideal.backbundle)

391,000 Installations Average Star Rating: 4.7/5.0 Android Version Distribution Android 2.3.3+ 64.09% Android 2.2 23.78% Android 4.0.3 – 4.0.4 4.25% Android 3.2 3.88% Android 2.1 2.55% Android 3.1 0.72% Android 2.3 0.23% Android 3.0 0.19% Android 4.0 – 4.0.2 0.11% Others 0.20% Total 100.00% Device Distribution LG Gelato (VS700) 5.40% Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100) 4.31% [...]

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IDEAL Group President, Steve Jacobs, Named “Champion of Change” by Obama Administration

WASHINGTON, DC – Monday, May 7th, the White House will, today, honor 14 individuals as Champions of Change for leading the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math for people with disabilities in education and employment. “STEM is vital to America’s future in education and employment, so equal access for people with disabilities is imperative, [...]

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Samsung Announces TecTiles NFC Tags

Samsung Acquires Apps4Android’s Innovative Near Field Communication Technology TecTiles FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2012 Contact: Apps4Android, Inc. Media Relations media-relations@apps4android.org WASHINGTON, DC (BUSINESS WIRE) – June 13, 2012 – Steve Jacobs, President, IDEAL Group and CEO Apps4Android today announced that Samsung has acquired Apps4Android’s NFC TecTiles application in support of accommodating the access needs [...]

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Sampling of Apps4Android You Tube Videos

Produced by Google: Apps4Android at Google I/O 2011 Produced by Apps4Android: KhAndroid, an accessible Khan Academy Video App Cool Reader, a speech-enabled version of Cool Reader IDEAL Magnifier, an open source video magnification application TeleDroid, an accessible health monitoring application Samsung Tab Serving as a Note Taker for the Blind Apps4Android’s Tactile, Virtual Keyboard, Screen [...]

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Accessibility Issues in eBooks and eBook Readers

Thank you, Ken Petri, for your ongoing technical work, support, and advocacy at The Ohio State University Web Accessibility Center! You are a class act! Supplemental: Accessibility Issues in E-Books and E-Book Readers This page[i] supplements material from a chapter on the accessibility of e-books in No Shelf Required 2: Use and Management of Electronic [...]

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Call for Papers: Mobile Accessibility – Online Symposium

The W3C WAI Research and Development Working Group (RDWG) invites you to share your experiences with mobile accessibility for an online Symposium to be conducted on 25 June 2012. See: Mobile Accessibility Online Symposium: http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/2012/mobile/ The primary objective of this symposium is to gather, analyze, and discuss practical experience with mobile web accessibility. In particular, [...]

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Implementing Accessibility on Android

When it comes to reaching as wide a userbase as possible, it’s important to pay attention to accessibility in your Android application. Cues in your user interface that may work for a majority of users, such as a visible change in state when a button is pressed, can be less optimal if the user is [...]

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Languages and Locales Supported by Android

Language / Locale Supported since version English, US (en_US)                   1.1 German, Germany (de_DE)        1.1 Chinese, PRC (zh_CN)              1.5 Chinese, Taiwan (zh_TW)          1.5 Czech, Czech Republic (cs_CZ) 1.5 Dutch, Belgium (nl_BE)              1.5 Dutch, Netherlands (nl_NL)        1.5 English, Australia (en_AU)          1.5 English, Britain (en_GB)              1.5 English, Canada (en_CA)           1.5 English, New Zealand (en_NZ)   1.5 English, Singapore(en_SG)         1.5 [...]

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