Apple CEO Talks About Accessibility on Global Accessibility Awareness Day [VIDEO]



To mark the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke about accessibility in an exclusive interview with James Rath, a young filmmaker who was born legally blind and caught Apple’s attention last year for creating a video about the impact Apple products have had on his life.

Cook talked about the importance of accessibility with Rath and two other YouTubers, Rikki Poynter and Tatiana Lee, in the courtyard at Apple’s Infinite Loop campus. Cook and Poynter, who is deaf, discussed closed captioning and how accessibility is a core value at Apple. Lee talked to Cook about the Apple Watch and its ability to track wheelchair use.

The interviews follow the release of a series of videos made by Apple highlighting the accessibility features of its products. Check out the interviews below (via MacStories):


  • Erik

    This is awesome. This is always been a part of Apple, and one of the things I admire about the company even though I don’t utilize all these features.

    The text to speech is one of the things I love to use to read articles. So rather than read them, I can give my eyes a break and just listen. Two fingers swipe down from the top of the screen, and Siri reads away!