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Re: international accessibility standards for mobile app development


From: deborah.kaplan@suberic.net
Date: Mar 25, 2011 1:39PM

I would also like to see some standards in this arena, at least
defining what "accessibility" means. Right now, accessibility on
mobile devices seems to mean "text-to-speech", and general
navigability by people with vision disabilities. I find this
bizarre, because accessibility and the web arena has for years
included people with other disabilities.

I mean, more power to the designers who are putting a lot of
emphasis on VoiceOver and other such tools, but I'm tired of
seeing press releases that say that such and such a device is
"accessible". It's accessible to one population of people with
disabilities,, but there are others.