Accessibility Evaluation of Mobile Applications for Monitoring Air Quality

  • Patricia Acosta-VargasEmail author
  • Rasa Zalakeviciute
  • Sergio Luján-Mora
  • Wilmar Hernandez
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 918)


This research evaluates the accessibility of mobile applications with the Accessibility Scanner tool. The evaluated applications are related to the quality of the air we breathe. As a matter of fact, nowadays there exists a high number of free applications for mobile devices that provide information about the level of contamination that is affecting cities, as well as the concentration of each significant pollutant. However, not all those mobile applications are accessible. This study uses Accessibility Scanner of Google, applying the accessibility guidelines for mobile applications of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. In this study, 10 mobile applications were evaluated, and it can be said that the obtained results can be seen as a useful, practical example of how to develop inclusive mobile applications.


Accessibility evaluation Air quality Mobile applications Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) 



The authors thank CEDIA for funding this study through the project “CEPRA-XII-2018-13” and the UDLA project “ERI.WHP.18.01”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia Acosta-Vargas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rasa Zalakeviciute
    • 1
  • Sergio Luján-Mora
    • 2
  • Wilmar Hernandez
    • 1
  1. 1.Intelligent and Interactive Systems LabUniversidad de Las AméricasQuitoEcuador
  2. 2.Department of Software and Computing SystemsUniversity of AlicanteAlicanteSpain

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