Apple Steps Up Accessibility With iOS 10


Hey everybody, how are y’all? I’ve been gone for awhile, and I’m so sorry.  I’ll explain it all in an upcoming blog…so, stay tuned!  Today’s blog will be about accessibility in one of the world’s top software companies. This company is Apple.  Apple iOS 10 has completely integrated software into all their devices to help people with disabilities and other disorders do tasks and be more productive.  There is something for the people who are blind and have low vision, the deaf, and hard hearing, the person with a learning disability to the individual that is paralyzed from the neck down. It is something for everyone. 

 

Physical and Motor Skills

Macbooks and iMacs

  • Switch Control – This is used for anyone with extensive physical or motor skill limitations.  With this technology people will have the ability to navigate through onscreen keyboards, menus, and dock.  Also, you’re given the ability to create custom keyboards, panels, and app by app demands.  Most importantly you can switch between platforms being synced to icloud.

  • Dwell Control – This feature on MacOS allows a person using head, or eye tracking software to move the cursor selecting/dragging items across the screen.

  • Onscreen Keyboard – It’s an image of a keyboard that floats above other applications, and you can customize it to fit your screen in MacOS. It allows alternative ways to type without the need for a physical keyboard.

  • Sticky Keys –  combines your keystrokes for you by letting you press keys one at a time, instead of simultaneously, to enter commands.

  • Slow Keys – adjusts the sensitivity of the keyboard to process only the keystrokes you mean to make.

  • Siri – Now available on Mac.  Siri can search the web, send messages, locate documents, create reminders, and even turn on and off various accessibility settings.

iPhone

  • Switch Control – This is used for anyone with extensive physical or motor skill limitations.  With this technology people will have the ability to navigate through onscreen keyboards, menus, and dock.  Also, you’re given the ability to create custom keyboards, panels, and app by app demands.  Most importantly you can switch between platforms being synced to icloud.

  • Voice Over – a revolutionary screen reader that lets you know what’s happening on your iPhone, even if you can’t see the screen. Touch the screen to hear what’s under your finger, then use gestures to navigate and interact with every built‑in app.

  • Made for iPhone Hearing Aids – Made for iPhone hearing aids are based on a new Bluetooth technology designed by Apple. They provide outstanding sound quality, let you manage audio levels from your iPhone, and help you have clearer conversations in loud places like restaurants.

  • Software TTY – a special device required at both ends of the conversation that enables people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired to use the telephone to communicate.

 

Apple Watch

  • Voice Over – is a gesture-based screen reader that uses the speaker on Apple Watch. It tells you everything that’s happening on the screen and helps you navigate it, without the need to see it. 

  • Font Adjustment – Activate Larger Dynamic Type to increase the text size for a range of Apple Watch apps, including Mail, Messages, and Settings, to make it easier to read. You can also choose Bold Text to make the text heavier across built-in apps. 

  • Zoom – With magnification up to 15 times the native size, Zoom helps you enjoy all that Apple Watch has to offer. 

  • Grayscale – Allows system-wide grayscale for those that find it easier to see the screen without color.

  • Interchangeable Watch Faces – Several different watch faces that make it easier to see the screen of your apple watch.

There is so much more.  This is a compiled list from Apple.com but to see all the features and experience all that iOS 10 has to offer you’d have to own an apple product.  Trust me it’s worth it!     


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