QR codes and accessibility

Deborah Stanley dstanley at UGA.EDU
Tue Sep 4 15:20:04 EDT 2012

Thanks, Jon! I hadn't heard of this. Looks very cool.


On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 11:47 AM, Jon Knight <J.P.Knight at lboro.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Tue, 4 Sep 2012, Deborah Stanley wrote:
>> I must admit, I don't know what kind of smart phones our visually
>> impaired users carry. I need to get in touch with our Disability
>> Services people and see what they can tell me about the kinds of
>> phones and the work around, as Hugh mentioned. I would have thought an
>> iPhone with Siri would be useful, but I don't know for sure.
> You might find you can use NFC for this, and thus the users won't need to
> be able to see where the QR code is.
> The Google Nexus 7 tablet includes this for example, and we've already
> played with getting it to read the RFID tags in the library stock (another
> handy use - its a heck of a lot cheaper than the traditional vendor
> portable RFID wands!).  Other new smartphone/tablets will start to include
> NFC as well, as its being aimed at electronic payments.  It might be a
> while before a large percentage of your user base have NFC capable
> devices, but its coming.
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