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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

21.10.2013
GARI.info 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. GARI.info has been launched to help.

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Tests

iOS, Android and Windows Phone: start screen magnified

21.03.2014
Comparing zoom magnification on iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8

The three most common mobile operating systems all offer zoom magnifiaction. We checked which one works best.

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10.02.2014
Testing Android skins with TalkBack

Many Android smartphones come with specific "skins" (graphical user interfaces) to differentiate themselves from Google's stock Android. Can blind users handle these skins?

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Tablets tested: Nexus 7, iPad mini,ThinkPad Helix

05.02.2014
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.

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