Apple Updates Accessibility Website to Showcase New Tips
As part of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Apple has launched a redesign of its Accessibility site on the company’s website.
The redesign focuses on providing customers with disabilities the tools and resources to personalize Apple’s products for their needs. As part of the relaunch, Apple will release a number of videos explaining how to use its various devices’ accessibility features.
The updated site is organized into Vision, Mobility, Hearing, and Cognitive sections, making it easier to find the features users need. The lists contain useful tips about the various features available on Apple products, but those that also might not be apparent to those with disabilities.
These include offerings like Apple’s Magnifier feature, which is designed to make it easier for people with low vision to see items, using their iPhones. The Back Tap feature is meant to make it fast and simple to trigger actions or accessibility shortcuts with a double or triple tap on the back of the phone. And Voice Control lets users with severe physical motor limitations control their Macs, iPhones, or iPads entirely with their voices.
The latest Apple accessibility feature for users who are blind or low vision is People Detection on the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max. It uses the new lidar sensor on the back of the phones to detect how close other people are, letting you do things like avoid others in a grocery store aisle.
You can check out the redesign of Apple’s Accessibility website now.