[Athen] DropBox accessibility

Deborah Armstrong armstrongdeborah at fhda.edu
Wed Mar 13 08:45:25 PDT 2019

Agreed. Also many apps can save their data directly to Dropbox because it was the first of these services to have an API they could access.

For students with cheap phones that have limited memory a note-taking app that saves directly to the cloud is helpful.

The Dropbox app is more mature than some of the others. For example, if you save an audio or video in your dropbox your phone will play it directly using Dropbox's native app insteadof requiring you "share" it with another app.

When I was helping my Mom who is in er eighties organize her photos we found that the interface for viewing them using Dropbox, as opposed to other cloud solutions was easier for her to use. My mom has no significant impairments except a bit of befuddlement when it comes to technology.

One drawback of Dropbox is its price. One-drive is cheaper, and google drive gives you more storage for free. Mom was happy to pay extra for the convenience of seeing her photos everywhere.

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It's pretty clean on the accessibility fronts, both on desktop as well as the Mobile iOS App. I haven't used its mobile Android counterpart.

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Subject: [Athen] DropBox accessibility

Hi all. We are looking into getting Dropbox for our campus. I'll be doing my testing, but I was hoping folks had accessibility comments or done accessibility testing on the DropBox web and desktop application? Are there any special barriers we need to be aware of?



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