Windows Phone 8 to bring an array of new accessibility features

Windows Phone 8 to bring an array of new accessibility features
Back in the days of Windows Mobile, disabled users preferred it over other platforms for the ability to use hardware keyboards for the vision-impaired.  Application developers preferred the open operating system, which allowed them to create screen readers and other tools to assist those with disabilities to better interact with the device.

However, One Voice, an organization specializing in accessibility in the IT industry, has now brought up the issue that Microsoft's new platform, Windows Phone 7, misses many of those features. In a recent publication, One Voice said:



With that said, One Voice did go on to state that progress is being made with Windows Phone 8, and that when released later this year, Windows Phone 8 will have a great improvement in accessibility features.

source: WMPoweruser

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11 Comments

1. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

And sales?

4. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

that is up to the consumers to decide.

6. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Yeap....

2. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

I love iOS and Android.... but I am excited to see what WP8 brings!!

5. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

HIGH Five i am too

7. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Me2...

3. edrich

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Do you really expect anyone do have an informed opinion about WP8 devices when nothing about the devices itself, or its features are known?

8. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

Bah. Don't care.

9. omacmagics

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

I like the smoothness in windows phone, that's all. I love my android and wish for that smoothness.

10. Carlitos

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

im right with you, but i strongly think that smoothness is aready being reached on android phones. Like the One X, The SGSIII, and the upcoming motorola phones.

11. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Yup, four years later.

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