Thursday, January 12, 2012

A great start to the year

2012 is already off to a great start for GARI with Research in Motion (RIM) joining the project. You can already view the accessibility details for a couple of their Blackberry models on the database - just go to the 'Find phones' tab above to begin your search!

In addition, the Austrian trade association FMK has incorporated GARI into their website, which is available at We would like to thank FMK for their support of the project and take the opportunity to extend the offer of using GARI to anyone that is interested. There are two ways that you can integrate the database into your own site – either as an iframe, which is very easy to setup, or by using an XML file of the database that we make available. It’s this XML file that the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Accessibility Clearinghouse site at is using. So if any one wants to access the data to help people find the right phone for them – then jump on over to where you can see the details and access the file.

The last piece of news is that we have now added the 15 new features to the database that came about from our recent review of GARI – so the database now contains information on about 110 accessibility features of mobile phones!

Let's hope the year continues like this...