App Chat: Assistive Technology
- Becky Fogel for Science Friday August 14th, 2015
- Source: http://sciencefriday.com/segment/08/14/2015/app-chat-assistive-technology.html
The design of your buttonless, smooth smartphone is sleek, but is it user-friendly for all? For people living with disabilities, smartphones present both unique challenges and benefits. Certain features of iPhone’s iOS, like VoiceOver and Siri, for example, make it easier for users who are blind, have low vision, or have limited mobility, to use the device. But there are also a number of developers not only seeking to design apps that are accessible to a range of users, but to address specific concerns such as hearing loss and deafness.