Remember that guy who wrote an article, which was redacted evenetually, about Apple’s complete and utter failure to care about the blind? Well, we thought we’d point out accessibility innovation on the iPhone, and let the chips fall where they may. Instead of coming off as insensitive, I thought I’d link to Apple’s website, which just so happens to clearly and concisely demonstrate their commitment to accessibility.
Some of the support includes,
- Screen Reading with VoiceOver
- Video Calling
- Support for Wireless braille displays
- Touch Typing
- High Contrast Color scheme
- Optional Mono Audio
- Support for close captioning.
So if you’re thinking about getting an iPhone for someone who might need a little more consideration when it comes to technology, you’ll want to check out the visual, hearing, and physical and motor skill accessibility pages on Apple’s website. It explains everything they’re doing to make the iPhone as accessible as possible. While you’re at it, you might also want to check out the sections Apple has up for OS X.
Don’t get me wrong, this is far from perfect, but it certainly illustrates that Apple’s sensitive to accessibility needs, and that they’re working to figure out some of these things.