Guidelines for Accessibility: ensuring the usability of mobile applications for visually impaired users

  • Clauirton Siebra Centro de Informática - UFPB
  • Walter Correia Departamento de Design (CAC) - UFPE
  • Marcelo Penha Departamento de Design (CAC) - UFPE
  • Jefté Macêdo CIn/Samsung Project
  • Jonysberg Quintino CIn/Samsung Project
  • Marcelo Anjos SIDI - Mobile Solutions - Samsung
  • Fabiana Florentin SIDI - Mobile Solutions - Samsung
  • Fabio Q. B. Silva Centro de Informática - Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Andre L M Santos Centro de Informática - Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

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Our current project involves the use of a multistage research method to specify a guideline for mobile applications, which intends to support visually impaired users. This paper discusses the employment of this guideline along the development of a mobile application for personal financial management. Such application was evaluated by a group of visually impaired volunteers and the evaluation results were used as a source of insights to refine the guideline and its requirements. Qualitative interviews show that the guideline ensures a higher level of usability when compared to previous experiences of volunteers with other applications. Thus, such outcomes confirm the guideline potential as a resource to support the development of a brand new set of accessible applications.3-Our current project involves the use of a multistage research method to specify a guideline for mobile applications, which intends to support visually impaired users. This paper discusses the employment of this guideline along the development of a mobile application for personal financial management. Such application was evaluated by a group of visually impaired volunteers and the evaluation results were used as a source of insights to refine the guideline and its requirements. Qualitative interviews show that the guideline ensures a higher level of usability when compared to previous experiences of volunteers with other applications. Thus, such outcomes confirm the guideline potential as a resource to support the development of a brand new set of accessible applications.
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22/10/2018
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SIEBRA, Clauirton et al. Guidelines for Accessibility: ensuring the usability of mobile applications for visually impaired users. In: PÔSTERES - SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE FATORES HUMANOS EM SISTEMAS COMPUTACIONAIS (IHC), 17. , 2018, Belém. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2018 . ISSN 2177-9384. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5753/ihc.2018.4194.