By: Peter Abrahams, Practice Leader - Accessibility and Usability, Bloor Research
Published: 29th March 2013
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Transport for London is partnering with OneVoice to promote a competition to improve the variety of accessible apps providing real time travel information in London.
Competitions are an excellent way of promoting accessibility as they bring the issue to the fore and the entrants, especially the winners, show what is possible and the benefits of inclusive design. So I am delighted that Transport for London (TfL) has decided to run this competition and to do it with OneVoice. Bloor is an active member of the OneVoice Coalition.
As part of the competition developers are being invited to apply with ideas for a new travel app which will make TfL realtime data more accessible to a far wider audience than mainstream Apple/Android apps.
The winning entries will receive development support from TfL and a cash prize.
The closing date for entries is 30 August 2013.
The OneVoice 'First Seven Steps to accessible mobile apps', which I helped to develop, will be used as the principles for judging the entries.
For more details please see the press release at www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/media/newscentre/27421.aspxÂ and the competition rules at www.tfl.gov.uk/businessandpartners/syndication/27319.aspxÂ
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