Accessibility of Mobile Apps (or Mobile Apps for All) - Spring, Summer and Fall 2017.

Accessibility of Mobile Apps (or Mobile Apps for All)

Handheld devices including mobile phones, tablets, and smartwatches have replaced desktops and laptops as the primary communication and computation platform for most individuals. With almost one billion people with disabilities in the world, ensuring that apps for these handheld devices are accessible by people with disabilities is important and becomes highly critical during emergency situations, when dissemination of evacuation information and coordination of relief efforts are essential. Though mobile apps are mostly covered by the same accessibility standards as web applications, there aren’t sufficient tools for developers who want to build accessible mobile apps. As a result, most developers do not take the initiative to make their apps accessible, and disabled users are left behind with respect to mobile device usage. In this project, we are interested in promoting and facilitating the development of accessible mobile applications to open up the world of mobile computing to more users with disabilities.

UROPs available for Spring, Summer and Fall 2017.

 Pre-requisites

Some knowledge of mobile app development is required.

 

Please send your resume to: Lalana Kagal lkagal@csail.mit.edu