As rumored late last year, Apple has now added a dedicated accessibility accessories category to its online store. As Amvsement noted, Apple currently offers a total of 15 products, addressing the three areas of vision, physical & motor skills, and learning & literacy.

For those who are blind or partially sighted, Apple offers two different braille displays which serve as both screen-readers and control keyboards. For those with motor skills impairment, products include an over-sized trackball and a wide variety of switches to trigger functions on a Mac or iOS device. Devices for learning disabilities include a ‘tactile musical interface’ to provide a fun way to create music …

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Products can be selected by disability category or by device compatibility or both.

Apple’s long-running commitment to maximizing the accessibility of its products has won it awards and praise from disability organizations. The company also highlights accessibility apps in iTunes.

Apple recently shared two moving videos highlighting the ability of technology to change the lives of those with special needs.

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