Among the smartphone companies, Samsung is a leading manufacturer that produces high standard devices. Today, Samsung announced that the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 10 smartphones have received the accessibility certification from ONCE Foundation. ONCE Foundation is an NGO based in Spain, called NGO Fundación ONCE (the ONCE Foundation). Fundación ONCE, in collaboration with universal accessibility consultancy, ILUNION Tecnología y Accesibilidad offers Amovil seal to the commercially available smartphones that meet the Universal accessibility standards.
Samsung Accessibility Certified Devices
The electronics manufacturing giant has now become the first smartphone brand to receive the ONCE Foundation’s seal of accessibility. The devices which meet the universal accessibility standards include the two Galaxy series. Galaxy Note 10 Lite, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra have received the seal from the foundation. It means that these phones from Samsung are easy to use for people who have disabilities.
What Do These Phones Offer
According to Samsung, the company was in close collaboration with the ONCE Foundation. These certifications are a result of such close collaboration. The certified Galaxy smartphones offer accessibility features for people with disabilities. People with moderate and severe manipulation difficulties, speech difficulties, zero and partial hearing, zero and partial vision, and can use Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 10. These phones also include the comprehensive accessibility menu with which users can easily find the features that they are looking.
Samsung says that its commitment to accessibility is a part of its corporate program called Tecnología con Propósito. This program aims to positively impact the maximum possible number of people by harnessing technology. The company also adds that in Spain, its efforts already extend to some areas like education, welfare, and entrepreneurship. The company said it is constantly seeking partnerships with prominent associations like the ONCE Foundation, and others to promote inclusion and technological progress.