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dc.contributor.author Milne, Lauren R. en
dc.contributor.author Bennett, Cynthia L. en
dc.contributor.author Ladner, Richard E. en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-15T23:12:39Z en
dc.date.available 2015-01-15T23:12:39Z en
dc.date.issued 2014-12 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities 2: 166-175. en
dc.identifier.issn 2330-4219 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/133384 en
dc.description 29th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference Scientific/Research Proceedings, San Diego, 2014 en
dc.description.abstract Mobile health (mHealth) applications are becoming popular and could be useful for people who are blind as they allow the data from mainstream health sensors to be accessed on the smartphone. However, in order for the health sensors to be accessible, the smartphone applications must be accessible. In early 2014, we conducted a survey of the accessibility of nine mHealth applications for the iPhone and found that none of them met our criteria (based on the guidelines provided by Apple and Section 508) for being accessible. We found that the majority of the accessibility problems encountered were relatively simple and believe that it would only take a small amount of effort on the part of developers to fulfill the potential for mHealth applications to make mainstream health sensors fully accessible to blind users of smartphones. en
dc.format application/pdf en
dc.format.extent 10 pages. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher California State University, Northridge. en
dc.rights Copyright 2014 by the authors and California State University, Northridge. en
dc.subject Accessibility en
dc.subject Blind en
dc.subject Smartphones en
dc.subject mHealth en
dc.title The Accessibility of Mobile Health Sensors for Blind Users en
dc.type Article en
dc.rights.license Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 4.0 Unported License en


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