Sergio Luján Mora

Profesor Titular de Universidad

Moving Beyond Limitations: Evaluating the Quality of Android Apps in Spanish for People with Disability

Andrés Larco, Cesar Yanez, Carlos Montenegro, Sergio Luján-Mora
Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Technology & Systems (ICITS 2018), p. 640-649, Libertad (Ecuador), January 11-13 2018. ISBN: 978-3-319-73450-7.
(ICITS'18d) Congreso internacional / International conference


Autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy, constitute the most common disabilities from a medical point of view. In others individual fields, the Assistive Technology use constitute a current option to improve the Quality of Life. In this case, the free available specialized software covers several competences of life, like language and communication, autonomy, sensorimotor, social skills, mathematics, knowledge of the natural and social environment, and digital competences. The objective of this research was to evaluate the quality of Android apps using Mobile Application Rating Scale. A systematic search using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses was conducted using Google Play store as a base in August 2017. Evaluated apps were classified according to their respective competence of life. The results showed that the evaluated apps needed improvements in customization and interactivity. Also, an apps list based on Mobile Application Rating Scale scores, useful for therapist, parents, and people with disability has been established.