Accessible Touchscreen Devices

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Information about Accessible Touchscreen Devices

Published on February 26, 2009

Author: wolq



We have designed an interface concept that allows a touchscreen device to be operated by the visually impaired, in a user-friendly manner and without the need for specific hardware or tools. Based on real world research and testing and designed in cooperation with a group of visually impaired users.

In this document we will introduce this concept and explain how it can be used to make touchscreens accessible.

Presentation — Creating Accessible Touchscreen Devices

Our concept


“This is the second button”

“The space in the middle of the screen is used to display instructions. These …”


“This is a single button”

We highly encourage you to use and improve our concept. Let’s make touchscreen devices accessible!


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