Apple has always been concerned with making it easy for anyone to use their devices. The company’s philosophy is to design systems that adapt to the user, instead of forcing the user to adapt to the systems. In addition, iOS provides a set of tools for people with visual, motor or hearing difficulties. The Accessibility category has gained such importance over the years that today it rewards anyone with incredible usability.
The video we left shows how a blind person uses the iPhone with enormous ease, using features fully adapted to their special needs.
Accessibility on iOS used by a blind woman
On June 8, 2009, at the end of a two-hour talk at WWDC, Phil Schiller was running a long list of new features and applications that would be available on the iPhone 3GS. At that moment, he showed Voice Control (Voice control) and the new Compass app. Then, the Apple logo for the Accessibility feature set appeared on the screen.
We are also very concerned with accessibility.
Exclaimed Schiller, who replaced Steve Jobs, who was hospitalized for a liver transplant at that event.
This will have been the starting point for an area that has required a lot of energy from the Cupertino company to create unique tools, methods and services. In fact, here at Pplware we have already covered this area in detail for many years. Apple itself provides a page to display a number of adaptations that improve the life of those who have some limitations.
How a blind or deaf uses an iPhone without any problem
People who are blind, deaf or have mobility problems have features adapted to you on iOS. In fact, Apple really develops practical guides that are simple to understand so that people understand and improve the use of the many features, within Accessibility.
However, nothing will be better than seeing a real example, in an immersive experience of the action of a blind person using a modern and technology-laden device.
I thought I would share how I, as someone who is visually impaired use my iPhone.☺️ pic.twitter.com/wPI9smOIq0
– Kristy Viers 🦯 (@Kristy_Viers) July 26, 2020
As we can see, Kristyn totally dominates what is one of the most evolved devices on the market. Smartphones today compile in a reduced space more technology than the ships that took man to the moon in the 60s and 70s.
Today, this feature is not limited to Apple. Google or Microsoft already do a super thorough job for their users to take advantage of these tools as well.