Decoding Mobile Technologies:. Review of accessibility features of Android, iOS, and other mobile operating systems. Today’s Agenda. Introduction What you’ll learn Review of accessibility features available in today’s most popular mobile operating systems Summary Q&A. Introduction.
Decoding Mobile Technologies:
Review of accessibility features of Android, iOS, and other mobile operating systems
Korey Singleton, Assistive Technology Initiative Manager
Understanding the market for mobile technologies
Android OS, iOS, and others
Important Note: Certain Android phones may not have Talkback installed. When turning on Accessibility, OS will prompt user to go to Android Market, download and install the application.
Check box to turn on Accessibility, then turn on the following:
Talkback – enables speech output
Kickback – enables vibration (haptic feedback) along with speech
Soundback – enables additional sound notifications when activating a control
Allows you to view all of your voicemails at once, read in order of preference
Check with carrier for costs:Sprint Voicemail-to-Text transcription costs $1.99/month
Any questions about the Android OS?
Any questions about iOS?
Symbian is the mobile OS for all Nokia handsets. As Nokia is the leader in smartphone market share (~36%) worldwide and it is popular everywhere…except in the US.
Current State: Until this year, Symbian was the primary OS for all Nokia handsets. As Nokia is the leader in smartphone market share worldwide, it is popular everywhere…except in the US.
Until Sept. 2010, the Symbian OS was sold primarily on Nokia and Sony-Ericsson handsets. Since that time, Sony-Ericsson has adopted Android and Nokia has partnered with Microsoft to market Windows Mobile 7 as their primary mobile OS.
What does this mean for Symbian’s future?
Not entirely sure right now. There are still millions of Symbian users out there worldwide and many more phones that will still be sold. However, it seems to have very little future of ever gaining a foot hold in the US Market.
There are basic accessibility features:
Windows Mobile 6.5
multimedia (select Blackberry models)
Manage instant messaging, emails, SMS and MMS.
Make and receive calls with access to caller ID on incoming calls.
Manage contacts and call log.
Schedule appointments and tasks with alarms and reminders.
Access to the phone's settings, ring tones and speed dials.
Only available on Blackberry Curve 8250 smartphone from AT&T 
Available for free from Blackberry App World
Simplified, easy-to-use Home screen interface
Large, text-only icons on the Home screen
High-contrast screen displayed in dark on light or light on dark
Clickable header that allows you to easily switch between Date and Time or Battery and Network level views
Any questions about any of the other mobile OS’ that we just covered?
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