Dr Hollier’s verdict on accessible chat apps – clever but not game-changers

Chat apps such as ‘Blappy’ help fill a gap when people are unable to communicate in a social setting with each other due to different disabilities, such as someone who is vision-impaired communicating with someone who is hearing-impaired. Yet while these types of apps offer impressive communication mechanisms, many features that are already built into smartphones can accomplish much of this without the need for a separate app.

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Image of 24 app icons zooming out of a smartphone

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Why automated accessibility tools need manual testing to deliver what you want

Automatic accessibility checking tools are useful to broadly identify problems and start developing a plan to fix them, yet engaging human experts throughout the process is important to achieve the best results. Here are five great reasons why manual testing by accessibility professionals, alongside automatic tools, is necessary to ensure that your digital communications, websites and apps are as accessible as possible.

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Outline of a man over a report card with one cross and two ticks

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Benefits and ROI of accessible banking

Being able to access your finances and purchase goods and services when we want to is a basic right. This means that when it comes to banking, and paying for goods or services online, it is imperative that the service is accessible and inclusive for all.

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Close up of someone handing out their credit card to purchase

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