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This brief presentation shows how mobile devices and applications provide functionality that make them appropriate as an accommodation for employees with a disability. This presentation was created ...

This brief presentation shows how mobile devices and applications provide functionality that make them appropriate as an accommodation for employees with a disability. This presentation was created for the start of a panel discussion at the M-Enabling Summit 2014

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Mobile devices as an accommodation in the workplace - m-Enabling Summit 2014 Mobile devices as an accommodation in the workplace - m-Enabling Summit 2014 Presentation Transcript

  • Mobile Devices == Accommodations Ted Drake, Intuit Accessibility m-enabling summit 2014
  • Newer is Better Many times, companies will introduce a mobile application that is significantly more accessible than their legacy desktop or web-based product. While having an accessible mobile application is not an excuse for not fixing legacy products, it may be the only accessible option for employees. photo: Happy banana, sad banana by Svein Halvor Halvorsen https://www.flickr.com/photos/sveinhal/2488796267/
  • “Good mobile apps focus on a few important tasks. Resist the temptation to make all the features of your main site into the ones that are most critical for mobile.” ! -Luke Wroblewski (Mobile First) Luke Wroblewski’s Mobile First proposal ushered in the world of mobile design and taught designers how to abandon the idea of transforming existing web sites to fit into a mobile device. http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?1028
  • Quickbooks for iPad The mobile applications are optimized for performing a single task. It’s easier to understand Users don’t have to use every screen, they can focus on what’s important to their job.
  • Assistive Technology
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  • Remote ASL Interpretors Ipad screen and camera allow real time interaction
  • Dictation microphones and voice to text dictation allows faster composition for many people. Mobile phones also allow voice memos for recording meetings for later review photo: microphone by Matthew Keefe https://www.flickr.com/photos/mkeefe/2349283746/
  • Geolocation The geolocation and maps functionality make it easier for people to travel to job sites, between buildings, and apps can use geolocation to auto populate address and business information. This video shows how to add a customer with VoiceOver on QuickBooks for iPad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sexiyK4LHCM