• For Apple, this year's Global Accessibility Awareness Day is all about education

    4 days ago - By TechCrunch

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    Following Apple's education event in Chicago in March , I wrote about what the company's announcements might mean for accessibility. After sitting in the audience covering the event, the big takeaway I had was Apple could “make serious inroads in furthering special education as well.” As I wrote, despite how well-designed the...
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  • How Engadget's parent company is making sites like ours easier to use

    How Engadget's parent company is making sites like ours easier to use

    4 days ago - By Engadget

    Today, May 17th, is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, but in fact, this entire month has been an eventful one people with disabilities. Two weeks ago, Google and Microsoft pledged to commit $20 and $25 million to the cause, respectively, to accessi...
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  • Apple highlights some of its accessibility features for World Accessibility Day

    Apple highlights some of its accessibility features for World Accessibility Day

    4 days ago - By MobileSyrup

    In recognition of World Accessibility Day, Apple has published a blog post dedicated to showcasing its accessibility features. Among the most interesting iPhone accessibility options are the magnifier, LED flash, VoiceOver and Live Listen. Magnifier is a setting that lets users triple tap the home button to launch the camera, but instead of taking photos, it just lets users zoom in on objects - like a magnifying glass. The LED flash is fairly straightforward; it makes the phone's camera flash shoot bursts of light whenever a notification arrives so people who are deaf can see when they...
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