Interest in mobile accessibility continues to increase: report

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Friday, 11 December 2015 10:59am

The Mobile Manufacturers Forum (MMF) has released a report suggesting that there has been an increased interest in the availability of accessibility features on smartphones and tablets.

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The MMF released statistics related to its Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative (GARI) on the International Day for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December.

The report suggests that almost half of all consumers visiting the GARI website are looking for devices with features that will assist with a hearing impairment, closely followed by devices with features designed to assist those with impaired vision.

The GARI was created by the MMF in 2008 to provide information on the accessibility features in popular mobile devices. The report, which can be downloaded from the MMF Publications page, provides an update on the progress of GARI and data on its use.

Additional information on the accessibility features in popular mobile devices and operating systems can be found in the Digital technology section of the Media Access Australia website.

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