Accessibility Assessment of Mobile Meteorological Applications for Users with Low Vision
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The World Health Organization indicates that more than one billion people worldwide live with some form of disability; almost 200 million people experience considerable difficulties in their physical functioning. In the future, disability will be a significant concern, as it tends to increase because the population is aging, and the risk of disability is higher among older adults, such as their decreasing vision known as presbyopia. On the other hand, technology has become an essential tool that brings support in daily life, such as mobile applications, with information that helps to know the weather conditions in any part of the world. However, not all meet accessibility standards for mobile applications. In this study, we took a random sample of mobile meteorological applications to assess whether they comply with the mobile accessibility considerations related primarily to the perceptible, operable, understandable and robust principles proposed in WCAG 2.1.
KeywordsAccessibility Assessment Application Low vision Mobile application Weather
The researchers thank Universidad de Las Américas - Ecuador, for funding this study through projects FGE.PAV.19.11.
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