Accessibility Evaluation of Mobile Applications for Monitoring Air Quality
Patricia Acosta-Vargas, Rasa Zalakeviciute, Sergio Luján-Mora, Wilmar Hernandez
Proceedings of International Conference on Information Technology & Systems (ICITS 2019), p. 638-648, Quito (Ecuador), February 6-8 2019. ISBN: 978-3-030-11890-7. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-11890-7_61
(ICITS'19a) Congreso internacional / International conference
This research evaluates the accessibility of mobile applications with the Accessibility Scanner tool. The evaluated applications are related to the quality of the air we breathe. As a matter of fact, nowadays there exists a high number of free applications for mobile devices that provide information about the level of contamination that is affecting cities, as well as the concentration of each significant pollutant. However, not all those mobile applications are accessible. This study uses Accessibility Scanner of Google, applying the accessibility guidelines for mobile applications of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. In this study, 10 mobile applications were evaluated, and it can be said that the obtained results can be seen as a useful, practical example of how to develop inclusive mobile applications.