The Mobile & Wireless Forum (MWF) established the Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative
(GARI) in 2008 to provide information on the accessibility features within mobile phones and to
help consumers identify devices that supported those features.
Today, GARI features an online database where you can find information on the accessibility
features in over 1,500 devices including mobile phones, tablets, Smart TVs and Wearables. You’ll
also find information on accessibility apps that work on these devices.
The database is free to use, available online in 20+ languages and is used by governments, user
organizations, telecom providers and many other stakeholders around the world.
The objective of GARI is to help people find a device that best suits their needs. GARI does
this by providing a central source of information on the accessibility features available in
devices and is primarily aimed at seniors, people with disabilities or some functional
impairment and their families.
GARI constantly evolves based on feedback from the disability community, accessibility experts
and the latest technological developments, and builds on partnerships with organisations around
the world to expand and reach ever more users.
Recently, GARI also explored the intersection of accessibility features and assistive technology
in the listed devices. (www.gari.info)