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Thinking about Inclusion: Designing a Digital App Catalog for People with Motor Disability

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Departamento de Informática y Ciencias de la Computación, Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito 17-01-2759, Ecuador
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Department of Software and Computing Systems, University of Alicante, 03690 Alicante, Spain
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Academic Editor: JESÚS-NICASIO GARCÍA-SÁNCHEZ
Sustainability 2021, 13(19), 10989; https://doi.org/10.3390/su131910989
Received: 30 July 2021 / Revised: 18 September 2021 / Accepted: 29 September 2021 / Published: 3 October 2021
Some apps serve as assistive technologies or digital therapeutic tools that can be used by rehabilitation professionals in the motor disability context, bringing benefits to therapists and people with disabilities. However, websites or catalogs do not provide reliable information, easy search, and intuitive access to these apps, causing access information difficulties. Therefore, this work proposes to develop a digital catalog of software focused on motor disability. This work performed a systematic search of websites and catalogs related to motor disability, a systematic search of the apps that the digital catalog would show, and a quality evaluation of selected apps using the Mobile Application Rating Scale tool. The digital catalog was developed with the information obtained in the previous phases combining the Prototyping and User Experience criteria, then assessed by final users, software testers, and a web accessibility evaluation tool. The catalog obtained a satisfactory quality score based on the end-users’ and therapists’ satisfaction when finding technological resources to use in their professional and health-care activities. This research aims to contribute to those interested in developing software for people with disabilities and encouraging them to create and design their implementations based on this study. View Full-Text
Keywords: apps; motor disability; prototyping; software; therapists; user experience apps; motor disability; prototyping; software; therapists; user experience
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Larco, A.; Peñafiel, P.; Yanez, C.; Luján-Mora, S. Thinking about Inclusion: Designing a Digital App Catalog for People with Motor Disability. Sustainability 2021, 13, 10989. https://doi.org/10.3390/su131910989

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Larco A, Peñafiel P, Yanez C, Luján-Mora S. Thinking about Inclusion: Designing a Digital App Catalog for People with Motor Disability. Sustainability. 2021; 13(19):10989. https://doi.org/10.3390/su131910989

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Larco, Andres, Paul Peñafiel, Cesar Yanez, and Sergio Luján-Mora. 2021. "Thinking about Inclusion: Designing a Digital App Catalog for People with Motor Disability" Sustainability 13, no. 19: 10989. https://doi.org/10.3390/su131910989

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