Samsung has received recognition from the Spanish NGO, ONCE Foundation, for its commitment to making commercial smartphones more accessible to those with disabilities. The Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note10 received accessibility certification from the body because they have features to help people with zero or partial vision, zero or partial hearing, moderate and severe manipulation difficulties, difficulty seeing colours, and speech difficulties.
Alfonso Fernández, head of Marketing, Corporate Communication and Institutional Relations at Samsung Electronics Iberia, gave the following comment about the certification award:
“We are very proud to be the first to receive the ONCE Foundation seal of accessibility, which is another sign of our efforts to make all our products accessible to as many people as possible.”
ONCE Foundation's head of Universal Accessibility and Innovation, Jesús Hernández, said that the certification is awarded to products that meet the demands of many institutions and give customers forewarning about whether a product is suitable or not. He said that “Samsung is well-aware of how important it is to ensure that its devices are accessible to as much of the population as possible.”
While the Galaxy S20 and the Galaxy Note10 are the only Samsung devices to have received the certification so far, the Korean firm does have accessibility features built into all its products from mobile devices to TVs to home appliances. To learn more about the accessibility tools in each of its different products, head on over to the firm’s dedicated accessibility page.