Apple asks FCC to recognize Made For iPhone hearing aids to encourage accessibility innovation | 9to5Mac

Apple recently has filed a new document with the Federal Communications Commission in which it argues that Made for iPhone, or MFi, accessories should be acknowledged by the organization as alternatives for hearing aid compatibility compliance. Recently, the FCC has proposed that all phones and consumer wireless devices must be compatible with hearing aids. InContinue reading “Apple asks FCC to recognize Made For iPhone hearing aids to encourage accessibility innovation | 9to5Mac”

When it comes to accessibility, Apple continues to lead in awareness and innovation

…a strong argument can be made that Apple has also led a software revolution equally as transformative but without nearly the bang in terms of press coverage. With iOS, Apple has created a rich and diverse set of tools for people with disabilities that enable them to use an iPhone with as much ease andContinue reading “When it comes to accessibility, Apple continues to lead in awareness and innovation”

Global Accessibility Awareness Day is coming – here’s what Apple’s doing about it! | iMore

In advance of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Apple has some important updates coming your way! On the App Store, Apple has updated the company’s Accessibility collection. That’s where App Store editors have carefully curated a list of the very best apps, by the very best developers, that are helping make the world a more accessibleContinue reading “Global Accessibility Awareness Day is coming – here’s what Apple’s doing about it! | iMore”

Accessibility is not a ‘Feature’, and Developers Should Never Treat it as Such | AppleVis

… But accessibility is different. Support for VoiceOver (and other assistive technologies built into iOS) isn’t a feature, something “nice to have” if a group of people vote it high enough on a list. Rather, implementing accessibility support is an essential part of the design process which ensures all users have equal access to anContinue reading “Accessibility is not a ‘Feature’, and Developers Should Never Treat it as Such | AppleVis”

The Accessibility of Apple Watch Bands – MacStories

… What applies to iPhones and iPads also applies to Apple Watch. In the context of the Watch, the hardware that is most crucial, accessibility-wise, are the bands. To folks like me who suffer from motor delays, the ability to successfully get the Apple Watch on and off is as key to a positive userContinue reading “The Accessibility of Apple Watch Bands – MacStories”

Accessibility – iOS – Apple

  iOS. A wide range of features for a wide range of needs. Intuitive by design, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch also come with assistive features that allow people with disabilities to experience the fun and function of iOS. With these innovative technologies built right in, iOS devices become powerful and affordable assistive devices. Curated byContinue reading “Accessibility – iOS – Apple”

Apple’s 2015 Accessibility Rebound | The New Hofstader.com

A long but excellent  ‘insider’ read. The most interesting thing in this story is not that Apple is the clear leader in out-of-the-box accessibility, they have held that position for a bunch of years now. The real story, as I suggest in the Introduction section of this piece is that Apple is the only largeContinue reading “Apple’s 2015 Accessibility Rebound | The New Hofstader.com”

Apple to provide accessibility support around NDIS conference | Media Access Australia

Apple is presenting its accessibility technologies at the NDIS New World Conference in Brisbane next week. The tech giant has prepared an “Accessible House” in the main conference exhibition space, with an interactive exhibit promoting and featuring accessible devices, apps and accessories to assist people to do more around the home and office. curated byContinue reading “Apple to provide accessibility support around NDIS conference | Media Access Australia”

Every Apple store in Australia to run an accessibility workshop on Saturday 31 October at 9:30am

…every Apple store in Australia will be running an accessibility workshop on Saturday 31 October at 9:30am. People wishing to reserve a spot at an Apple workshop can do so by going to the Apple website (link is external). Information can be found by selecting your preferred store, then scrolling down to the ‘Upcoming StoreContinue reading “Every Apple store in Australia to run an accessibility workshop on Saturday 31 October at 9:30am”

iOS 9 and Accessibility: My 5 Favorite Details – MacStories

I’ve made the case more than once that accessibility, conceptually, is not a domain exclusive to the disabled. Certainly, persons with disabilities will always be the target market for accessibility features, but I think many fully-abled people overlook the fact that accessibility features can help them too. To me, the canonical example is larger text.Continue reading “iOS 9 and Accessibility: My 5 Favorite Details – MacStories”