person using various apps on a mobile phone

Mobile Assistive Technology Overview

Written by: Shannon George

Original Presentation Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020

In recognition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), Level Access hosted this session to help raise awareness and understanding of how people with disabilities use and interact with technology.

Many organizations are creating mobile apps to expand their digital footprint and provide more ways for users to engage with their products and services. To build accessible mobile apps and mobile web content, it’s important for designers and developers to understand how people with various disability types are accessing and interacting with that technology.

This session was an overview of the types of assistive technologies (AT) used by people with disabilities on mobile devices, and included live demonstrations of them in use.

Webinar resources include the recorded presentation, slides, and transcript.

About the Speakers

Jonathan AvilaJonathan Avila

Chief Accessibility Officer at Level Access

Jonathan has over 20 years of experience in the analysis, design and repair of software, web pages, mobile apps, documentation and hardware for accessibility. With an extensive technical and programming background, many years of experience in the accessibility field, and his own personal experience as a person with a visual impairment, he brings a valuable and unique perspective to access solutions for new and current technologies. Jonathan is an active member of the W3C’s Accessibility Guidelines Working Group, Low Vision Taskforce, the International Association of Accessibility Professionals. He also publishes regular articles on accessibility topics and has been the subject matter expert on several accessibility training courses created for the US Federal government.

Meaghan Roper HeadshotMeaghan Roper

Business Analyst at Level Access

Meaghan Roper received her Master’s in Education Transformation from Georgetown University in 2019 and is currently working as a Business Analyst at Level Access. Meaghan is a veteran AT user with a lot of passion and personal drive for making digital content more accessible for all users. Meaghan also enjoys reading, podcasts, and attending concerts for various music genres.