Accessible Launcher is a multi-app that converts the tablet or mobile phone interface in a simplified equivalent adapted to disabled persons
The Life Supporting Technologies laboratory of the Technical University of Madrid has developed under its digital inclusion branch a set of apps that improve the way older people without technical experience or with visual or severe motor impairments, make use of technologies and communication services.
Accessible Launcher is based on the evolution and maturation of these apps to create a launcher application that can be installed on any Android device. This app completely replaces the interface and interaction mode for a simplified and adapted version of it that will allow anyone to have access to new technologies and make effective use of them. They are also offered system extensions on demand by the user to provide access to social networks, newsletters, etc. as well as a wide range of utilities always adapted and designed for an easy and safe use.
Accessible Launcher is an app that turns a phone or tablet into a universally accessible tool. Once installed, it replaces the native Android system interface for simple, comfortable and direct equivalent.
It also implements accessible interaction mechanisms so that blind or older people, or those with severe motor impairments can make effective use of mobile and tablet devices, as well as a set of utilities that replace the pre-installed on the device (address book, calendar, messaging ...) and extend its functionality (access to social networks, information services, Internet ...).
The techniques used have been validated by testing users, experts and awarded internationally.
“We create accessible mobility tools using latest generation technologies under guidance and validation of disabled people”
Accessibility and digital inclusion
“The accessibility market represents about 1,400 million dollars annually in the US. Spanish state aid means more than 40 million €”
Accessible Launcher contact
Miguel Páramo Castrillo; e: firstname.lastname@example.org
María Teresa Arredondo; e: email@example.com
Life Supporting Technologies
Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Area
Centre of Support for Technological Innovation – UPM