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Accessibility in Fairphone 2, a modular smartphone designed following Fair Trade principles

Friday, 4 March, 2016

By Amóvil

Photo of the front side and the backside. The backside has been left open showing the device's inner workings

The Fairpone 2 is a modular smartphone designed for reparability and to last longer than other phones in the market. It has been manufactured following the principles of Fair Trade, and includes accessibility features that accommodate the needs of people with hearing disability and poor dexterity skills, and blind users.

Accessibility in Orange Dive 50

Wednesday, 17 February, 2016

By Amóvil

The Orange Dive 50

The Orange Dive 50 is a low-end 4G white-label smartphone sold by Orange that offers features generally available in mid and high-end devices at a very reasonable price. This handset is accessible to users who are blind, Deaf or with poor dexterity skills.

Accessibility in Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition

Thursday, 14 January, 2016

By Amóvil

The Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition

BQ has recently unveiled the Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition, a smartphone powered by Ubuntu, an operating system developed by the British company Canonical UK, Ltd. Although it offers interesting features and a completely different experience, it lacks important accessibility options that would allow people with disabilities set up the device to their needs. In fact, we can only recommend it to Deaf users.

Accesibility Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

Friday, 18 December, 2015

By Amóvil

The Samsung Galaxy Edge Plus in black

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, a large smartphone that offers powerful performance and an interesting set of state-of-the-art accessibility features. This device is suitable for people with vision impairments, hearing and dexterity disabilities. Amóvil has been able to review it thanks to a loan by Samsung Spain.

Accessibility in Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

Thursday, 3 December, 2015

By Amóvil

The Lumia 640 XL in black

The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is a large smartphone that can be considered a phablet, a hybrid between a tablet and a smartphone. It includes several accessibility improvements and new features that render it suitable for blind users and people with hearing disabilities.

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