The new version of the Cabify application has a 100% interface designed for blind people; implementation is now available in all markets
A Cabify announced last Thursday (28) that it is expanding the accessibility of its application for people with visual disabilities. This initiative is led by software engineers who can be accessed at CabifyJonathan Chacón, who is also blind and celebrates World Disability Day, is celebrated on December 3
The new version of the application will allow the application to reproduce, through sound, visual content from a smartphone, facilitating the understanding of the content thanks to semantic changes and programming. The accessibility project, led by Chacón and his team, who is also visually impaired, plans to make the transport platform more accessible to other people with disabilities starting in 2020.
Natalia Gutiérrez, Head of Global Impact and Sustainable Security Cabify, highlighting the company's commitment, which is responsible for the urban mobility sector, to have a positive impact on the design of cities in the future and in today's community.
“There is no doubt that mobility has grown and innovated a lot, so we have a positive impact on the design of cities in the future and in today's society. Today, we go further by launching applications that are 100% accessible to the blind. As a mobility company, we want to be part of the solution and help overcome the obstacles that exist for many users. "
Natalia Gutiérrez, Head of Certification of Global Impact and Sustainable Security
The implementation of the new version of this application is already valid in all markets Cabify operates, including Brazil. When updating an application, it is available for Android and iOSand activate the screen reader function, blind users will have the possibility to move around the city.
Not only has the platform been updated, but also more than 300,000 drivers and taxi drivers collaborate with transportation services, which have received guidance on how to deal with blind people. Chacón commented that vigilance is needed, because the world of accessibility is still very unknown and many of us do not know how to treat people with disabilities.
“I have discussed opportunities for improvement in the Cabify application and am currently working on a solution. We classified this potential improvement into three steps, this becomes the first step for the blind. Little by little, we will produce solutions adapted for people with partial or cognitive disabilities. "
Jonathan Chacón, accessible software engineer at Cabify
Cabify and the future of urban mobility.
The statement also said that Cabify you are investing in research, development and innovation with a purpose “Making the city a better place to live”. Precisely for this reason, in 2018 companies invested almost 30% of the gross margin value in this segment.
Founded in 2011 in Madrid (Spain), Cabify It expanded to Latin America after a few months from the start of the operation. Currently, the company is present in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Portugal and the Dominican Republic, with sufficient performance to meet the needs of each of the more than 130 cities.
With a team dominated by Latinos, the Cabify It stands out in this sector for betting on local professionals, generating high-value jobs in an industry that is being transformed by technology and innovation.
The company maintains as a commitment to become a company with actions dedicated to social responsibility and in harmony with Sustainable development goals, defined by the United Nations, became the first MaaS (Mobility as a service) in Latin America to offset 100% of the CO2 emissions generated by its operations.
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