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Re: Avance - an accessible interface for smartphones


From: Henny Swan
Date: Aug 1, 2012 1:54AM

Hi Christian,

Thanks for forwarding this, looks really interesting.

From a quick glance it seems similar to Mobile Accessibility by Code
Factory. This is a screen access application that skins the screen so you
have large easy access icons for Phone, Contacts, SMS, Alarm, Calendar,
Email, Web, Where am I, Apps and Settings. It basically streamlines the
clutter on the screen (as Avance does) so explore-by-touch is
more efficient. It also comes with an inbuilt screen reader although I'm
unsure if you have the option to switch this on and off.

Details at:

Do you know how the two may differ?

Cheers, Henny

On 31 July 2012 21:33, Christian Heilmann < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> At Campus Party Recife one of the Telefonica guys showed me a project
> that they are looking to support called Avance by CPQD, a local
> company. In essence, this is an interface with 6 big icons that say
> what they are when you touch them and open when you double-tap them.
> Subsequent screens do the same thing.
> I did a quick interview with Felipe of Telefonica showing the device.
> Here is the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd8xT9-ppwk and a
> blog post with screenshots and more info:
> http://christianheilmann.com/2012/07/31/avance-by-cpqd-an-accessible-and-simple-interface-for-smartphones/
> Felipe was interested in shifting this to Boot2Gecko and I don't think
> that this would be a big issue. It would be an interesting idea to get
> a phone out based on Firefox OS that is catered to various needs, from
> low literacy to learning disabilities and visual impairment. The
> original system was built using extensive research with user testing
> including blind people and the elderly.
> > > >