accessibility Stories March 8

Apple engineers visited the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired earlier this week where the company leads its Everyone Can Code curriculum. According to Austin Satesman of Open Source, this was the first class Apple has led for blind and low-vision students.

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accessibility Stories March 6

Apple has long been lauded for their dedication to creating accessible products, and Tim Cook has even called accessibility a “core value” of the company. Now, Apple is giving back to their own local community by partnering with the Magical Bridge Foundation to support the development of a new accessible playground in Sunnyvale, CA.

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Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip

accessibility Stories March 2

Microsoft is out today with a new app for those with vision impairments. Soundscape for iOS has been in development for about four years and is now available for free. Read on for how this technology works.

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accessibility Stories February 27

Apple’s commitment to accessibility goes beyond UI features in its devices, says one Twitter user who took a trip to the Apple Park visitor’s center.

User @xarph said that the center was an object lesson in how to design for accessibility ‘when cost is no object’ …

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accessibility Stories February 21

Be My Eyes for iOS adding Microsoft tech support for blind or impaired customers

The iOS app Be My Eyes announced that it will be offering support for blind or impaired customers through Microsoft’s Disability Answer Desk in the latest release of the app.

accessibility Stories January 13

Apple’s Director of Accessibility set to speak at SXSW in March

As noted on the official schedule website for the 2018 SXSW Conference & Festival held in Austin, TX, Apple’s Director of Global Accessibility Policy and Initiatives will make a public appearance at the annual event.

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