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Phablets for low vision and long-sighted users - summary

We have compared the Asus Zenfone 6, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Apple iPhone 6 plus and Nokia Lumia 1320

Phablets for low vision and long-sighted users - the details

Results for text- and zoom magnification, virtual keyboard, speech recognition, mail app, browser, and more

A quick accessibility review of the Blackberry Q10 Smartphone

The Blackberry Q10 is one of the few remaining smartphones with a physical keyboard. We have checked its accessibility features for blind and low vision users.

Tablet test with blind users: Overview

In November 2013 we tested three tablets with blind users: Google's Nexus 7, Apple's iPad mini, and Lenovo's ThinkPad Helix, a Windows 8 hybrid with detachable screen.

Tablet test with blind users: A comparison of common tasks

In November 2013 we tested tablets with blind users to check how accessible they are when using the built-in mobile screen readers in iOS, Android and Windows 8.

Interface issues when using tablets with screen readers

Inaccessible controls, non-modal designs, bad names or labels, or missing instructions: These some of interface issues that impact on blind people using touch devices.

Blind people using touchscreens: The issues

Our tablet tests have revealed some general issues blind users encounter when using touch input on a tablet. We list the issues and illustrate them with examples from the tests.


The fate of 'Target Size'

The working draft of WCAG 2.1 had 'Target Size' as new success criterion. It didn't make it into the Candidate Recommendation. Why?

Best practices for accessible diagram design (draft)

Prepublication draft of a chapter of the forthcoming book "Diagrammatics" (ed. by Clive Richards, Gower publications)

Be My Eyes and See4Me - two new 'lend-me-an-eye' apps for blind people

Be My Eyes and See4Me are two apps under development that promise to lend blind users the eye of a sighted helper. helps picking accessible smartphones, tablets and apps

Each year, many new smartphones and tablets are released. For people intending to purchase a new device, it difficult to get an overview and make an informed choice – especially if they have special needs that require specific accessibility features. has been launched to help.