App Developers - Expand Awareness of your AccessibilityApps
The Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative (GARI) is a project designed to help people identify those features on mobile phones and other devices that may be able to assist them with their unique needs related to vision, hearing, speech, dexterity, or cognition.
While the devices have a range of accessibility related features, smartphones have the ability to extend their usefulness even further through the use of applications. Therefore, GARI is now adding information on apps to the database, and we invite app developers to participate in the project by registering your accessibility related apps with us.
Does it cost anything to register my apps?
No. The core idea of the project is to help people identify phones that might assist them with their particular needs. By including information on accessibility-related apps, we are just trying to show how the functionality and usefulness of the device might be further enhanced.
Can I register any type of app?
We are not developing a general ‘app store’, but rather only want to highlight those apps that are focussed on enhancing the accessibility of the device for the user. We particularly welcome apps designed to help those with vision, hearing, speech, dexterity, or cognition limitations, and might include, for example, apps designed to read out text, help a user identify colours, or simplify usage.
Can I register apps that are for sale?
Yes. You can register apps that are made available both for free and for sale.
The apps will not be offered for sale on the GARI site itself but we will provide links to your website and to the online store where they are available if you provide that information to us.
How will the apps be displayed?
The applications will be displayed in conjunction with devices that run the operating system that you specify. Once a user has found a device or devices that they are interested in, they will have the opportunity to view all the available accessibility applications that we have details on.
What is the process for registering the apps?
Just click on the Registration link below and provide us with some basic information about yourself and the apps that you develop. Once we have reviewed this, we will email you a link with your login details to complete the registration process for each app that you want to add to the site.