INCOBS Overview

INCOBS informs about mainstream technologies for blind and low vision users. We test und evaluate smartphones, tablets and apps and report about new assistive technologies and devices.

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Articles

07.01.2016
3D printing for blind people: The future potential of a cutting edge technology

Around the world innovators and tinkerers are exploring the potential of 3D printing for blind people. This article gives an overview of the most promising developments in this field.

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27.07.2015
Best practices for accessible diagram design (draft)

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

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01.06.2015
Samsung S6 removes important screen reader launch shortcut

Guerilla testing of a function that is critical to screen reader users.

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Tests

home screens of phablets tested

26.02.2015
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

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home screens of phablets tested - maximum zoom factor

25.02.2015
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

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Blackberry Q10 with home screen magnified

02.09.2014
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.

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