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ThinkMind // ACHI 2012, The Fifth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions // View article achi_2012_2_50_20125


Designing Mobile Apps for Visually Impaired and Blind Users

Authors:
Javier Sanchez
Joaquín Selva Roca de Togores

Keywords: design ; mobile App ; visually impaired ; blind ; usability ; low vision mobile portal ; accesibility ; iOS ; iPhone

Abstract:
Although mobile devices include accessibility features available for visually impaired users, the user interface of the majority of the mobile apps is designed for sighted people. It is clear that “Design for Usability” differs depending if the final user is a sighted user or a visually impaired user. This paper introduces the concept of “Low Vision Mobile App Portal”, which provides a way to access mobile apps specifically designed for visually impaired users. Some design aspects will be described. Preliminary results show some of the low vision controls specifically design for visually impaired users.

Pages: 47 to 52

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2012

Publication date: January 30, 2012

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4138

ISBN: 978-1-61208-177-9

Location: Valencia, Spain

Dates: from January 30, 2012 to February 4, 2012

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