Category: accessibility

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December 3, 2020

iPhones can now automatically recognize and label buttons and UI features for blind users

Apple has always gone out of its way to build features for users with disabilities, and Voiceover on iOS is an invaluable tool for anyone with a vision impairment — assuming every element of the interface has been manually labeled. But the company just unveiled...


by Devin Coldewey in accessibility
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November 5, 2020

Apple releases iOS 14.2 with new emojis and an accessibility feature that locates people with LiDAR

Apple has released iOS 14.2 today. It includes multiple new features as well as some important bug fixes and security updates. Among other things, this release introduces over 100 new emojis. You’ll find a transgender flag, a smiling face with tear, pinched fingers, two people...


by Romain Dillet in accessibility
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October 30, 2020

iPhones can now tell blind users where and how far away people are

Apple has packed an interesting new accessibility feature into the latest beta of iOS: a system that detects the presence of and distance to people in the view of the iPhone’s camera, so blind users can social distance effectively, among many other things. The feature...


by Devin Coldewey in accessibility