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

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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14.06.2014
Implications of new input modes (touch, speech, gestures) for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Should the current Success Criterion 2.1.1 Keyboard be replaced by a mode-agnostic Success Criterion?

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03.06.2014
Be My Eyes and See4Me - two new 'lend-me-an-eye' apps for blind people

Be My Eyes and See4Me are two apps under development that promise to lend blind users the eye of a sighted helper.

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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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