Accessibility

Apple Announces New Accessibility Features Across All Products

[caption id="attachment_373799" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Image: Apple[/caption] Apple on Tuesday announced new accessibility features for the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and more. The Cupertino, California-based tech giant said the features will offer "new ways for users with disabilities to navigate, connect, and get the most out of Apple products." The new functionalities harness advancements in hardware,...

Microsoft Announces BuildAbility, the First World for Minecraft: Education Edition

Minecraft has announced BuildAbility, the first world for Minecraft: Education Edition. BuildAbility focuses on accessibility and building inclusive spaces for players. During the Microsoft Ability Summit, Microsoft announced that it has partnered with Peel District School Board in Ontario on BuildAbility. The world has been built in collaboration with a small group of educators in...

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...

Google Updates Maps with Wheelchair Accessible Routes [u]

Google has announced a new feature in Google Maps, which shows wheelchair accessible routes. The long-awaited update helps people to find timely ways to navigate urban areas that are notoriously unfriendly to people with mobility needs. Accessing accessibility route on Google Maps, on the other hand, is really easy. Simply type your destination as you...

Apple Developed Bluetooth Low Energy Tech for Cochlear Implants

Apple is leading the way in terms of hearing impaired accessibility with their devices, as the tech giant has teamed up with Cochlear to create a new implant that allows the hearing impaired to hear audio from their compatible Apple devices. Now, a new story from Wired has revealed the lengths that the two companies went...

Apple Highlights iOS Accessibility Features: “Designed for Everyone” [VIDEOS]

Apple shared a series of seven videos to its YouTube channel yesterday evening, highlighting how iOS accessibility and accessibility apps are miles ahead of its competitors. The videos showcase how various people are using Apple Accessibility features in iOS to live their lives to the fullest. Check out the videos below… ‘In Flames We Rise’...