Ricoh Accessibility App scoops Good Design Award 

Ricoh won a Good Design Award for its Accessibility App that is an extension of its touchscreen Smart Operation Panel, essentially a 10.1″ tablet-like interface on its multifunction printers (MFP).The award is based on a comprehensive design-promotion system and recognises the company’s commitment to those with visual impairments.  The Accessibility App supports Ricoh multifunction printer (MFPs) operation by workers with visual impairments through:

* Larger buttons, fonts and characters;

* Inverted colours making the screen easier to read;

* Optimised contrast levels; and

* Talkback technology giving feedback to users.The awarding panel commented:

“Ricoh’s Accessibility App has been logically and carefully designed by incorporating the viewpoints of users with visual disorders from an early stage onwards.” It also stated: “…because it has been created without changing the usability of conventional MFPs and equipped with operation manners familiarised with smart devices, Ricoh’s Accessibility App gives users a sense of safety and prompt intuitive operations.””The Accessibility App promotes inclusive digital workplaces,” says Lauren Timmer-Somer, head of Marketing and Technology Services at Ricoh SA, “and they are designed for intuitive and easy use.”

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