Toward Accessible Mobile Application Development for Users with Low Vision

Patricia Acosta-Vargas, Luis Serrano-Costales, Luis Salvador-Ullauri, Isabel L. Nunes, Mario Gonzalez

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Abstract

The development of accessible mobile applications has become a great challenge for accessibility experts since aging affects users’ capabilities. Among them, the most frequent is that of visual impairment, specifically low vision. Currently, many mobile applications help with daily activities, but not all are accessible, which means that a large number of users cannot easily access and interact with them. To test accessibility in mobile applications, Google has an Accessibility Scanner for Android which is a tool that helps to verify the compliance with the accessibility guidelines proposed by the WCAG 2.1. A case study is presented that applies this tool to the development of a mobile application for the sports center “Crossfit Coyote Fitness.” This research addresses the limitations of this method, contributing to future studies related to accessibility methods for mobile applications in achieving more inclusive applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors and Systems Interaction - Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Systems Interaction
EditorsIsabel L. Nunes
PublisherSpringer
Pages236-241
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783030513689
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventAHFE Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Systems Interaction, 2020 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 16 Jul 202020 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
PublisherSpringer
Volume1207 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

ConferenceAHFE Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Systems Interaction, 2020
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period16/07/2020/07/20

Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • Low vision
  • Mobile application development
  • WCAG 2.1

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    Acosta-Vargas, P., Serrano-Costales, L., Salvador-Ullauri, L., Nunes, I. L., & Gonzalez, M. (2020). Toward Accessible Mobile Application Development for Users with Low Vision. In I. L. Nunes (Ed.), Advances in Human Factors and Systems Interaction - Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Systems Interaction (pp. 236-241). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 1207 AISC). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51369-6_32