Learn to Use GARI

The Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative, or GARI, gives you the most complete database of accessible cell phones available. What’s the best part? It’s easy to use. Follow the three simple steps below to find your next phone.

Candy Bar Style Cell Phone

Learn to Use GARI

STEP 1 – Select a Manufacturer or Device: Search for a phone by manufacturer, device type or accessibility needs. When you are ready, click on ‘Go To Next Step’ at the bottom of the page.

  • Manufacturer: Search for a specific manufacturer or all manufacturers in GARI. Want to search through all available models? Leave the ‘Manufacturer’ menu set to ‘All.”
  • Type of Device: Do you prefer a flip phone, candy bar or touch screen? Pick what kind of device you want by searching a particular style here.
  • Make Selection: Search for the specific accessibility features you want.

STEP 2 – Select Accessibility Features: Choose the features you want in a mobile device. Then, click on ‘Search For Phone’ to view your search results.

  • What Do I See? You’ll see all available features based on your selection. If you did not select a specific feature-set, you will see all accessible features.
  • How Do I Know What Feature I Want? For more information on any of the features, move your mouse over the ‘?’. You can also click here for tips on selecting accessible features.

STEP 3 – Search Results: GARI will display phones that best match your search criteria. You can ‘View Details’ for a phone or ‘Compare Phones’ that are displayed.

  • What Do I See? The phones that best match your search criteria are shown at the top of the page. Under each phone will be a ‘% Match’ that indicates how closely your search matches each phone .
  • How Do I “Modify the Search Criteria?”: Click on the ‘Modify Search Criteria’ link at the top of the page to take you back to Step 1.
  • What is “View Details?” You can view the full GARI accessibility report for the specific phone.
  • How do I Compare Phones? Click “Compare” below the phones you’d like to compare (up to three at a time). Then, click “Compare Phones” at the bottom of the page.
  • Can I “Print” this page? Yes, click on “Print” in the upper right hand corner of the screen.