Apple is rumored to begin selling accessibility-related accessories and peripherals in its retail stores sometime in early 2016. The report, from Mac Otakara [Google Translate], states that the new iOS- and OS X-supported devices will go on sale between January and March of next year.

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No specific hint was given as to what kind of peripherals users can expect to find within an Apple Store once accessibility products go on sale at the company's retail locations. Apple has been a big supporter of accessibility on the software side for years now, offering features such as Grayscale, AssistiveTouch, VoiceOver, accessibility shortcuts, and more.

Apple's various accessibility efforts even earned it the Helen Keller Achievement Award from the American Foundation for the Blind back in May.

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SteveJobs2.0 Avatar
87 months ago
Nothing wrong with having more individuals being able to use smartphones despite physical and mental limitations.
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Klae17 Avatar
87 months ago
Even Google is not turning up any examples of what such accessories might entail. This will be interesting.
This post is not about Android or Google or Samsung. Keep the thread positive!
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navaira Avatar
87 months ago
Will there be an accessory that makes the Calendar display larger text with more contrast rather than tiny grey letters on white?
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drumcat Avatar
87 months ago
Accessibility is undervalued. It can often set forward improvements in standard use.

I loved the nod towards VoiceOver in the Xmas / Stevie Wonder commercial.
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dysamoria Avatar
87 months ago
Too bad iOS accessibility took a serious turn for the worst with iOS 7... But hey, it's popular among people that don't have design training, which is most people, so there mustn't be any actual problem. :-p
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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