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Accessibility features in macOS and iOS that everyone should try

iphone mac pixabayIf you’re someone who doesn’t have any specific reasons to go there, you may have never explored the Accessibility settings on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. While it’s true that those settings are there primarily for people who have special physical needs to modify how a device’s interface works, the fact is, many people who don’t consider themselves in need of any sort of accommodation can find something of value in these settings.

Accessibility has become a place where Apple buries some specific, nitpicky details about how its devices behave–and that’s why you should take a stroll through those settings sometime just to see if they solve problems you didn’t even realize were solvable. Here are some of my favorites:

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iOS App VoiceOver Accessibility Teaching and Testing Plan | AppleVis

VoiceOver, a feature Apple has built into all iOS devices to enable Braille and speech access for users who are unable to see the screen, has revolutionized the lives of countless thousands of blind people around the world. It works best when apps are deliberately developed in ways that ensure compatibility with VoiceOver, blind people are considered during development and included in all facets of the testing process.

If you are a developer who has been asked to ensure the full VoiceOver accessibility of your app, following a step-by-step plan will help you get it right the first time, and keep getting it right through each subsequent update.

If you are an educator, following an organized plan will help you determine which iOS apps will best meet your blind students’ needs and effectively teach them how to use each new app they encounter throughout their studies and beyond.

If you are a blind person who is new to iOS, or you are an advanced user of many apps, following a coherent plan will help you quickly come up to speed with the built-in capabilities of your device and each new app you install.

The purpose of this step-by-step plan is to provide a straightforward way for advocates, developers, educators and others to quickly explore, learn and improve the accessibility of all apps in Apple’s iOS ecosystem.

TL;DR

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New for accessibility in iOS 10, macOS, Apple TV & Apple Watch: Magnifier, Dwell Control, taptic time & more

Apple briefly mentioned some accessibility enhancements during its press event this week — watchOS 3 is adding wheelchair specific optimizations to Apple Watch — but iOS 10, macOS Sierra, tvOS 10 and watchOS 3 also have many other improvements to assist users with motor, vision, hearing, and learning impairments. Here’s the rundown…

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New for accessibility in iOS 10, macOS, Apple TV & Apple Watch: Magnifier, Dwell Control, taptic time & more

How to Create Accessibility Shortcut on iOS Devices? – Wikigain

In this article, I am going to show you how to create accessibility shortcut on iOS devices.

apple made many features in accessibility for using the device is a better way. for example, if your device buttons get damaged, so do worry you can still use it, just by enabling assistiveTouch.

and many feature including reduce motion, increase contrast, button shapes, labels, switch control and many more are available at accessibility features.

Accessibility Shortcut lets you quickly turn accessibility features on and off by triple-clicking on your Home button. apple until now, just created the shortcuts for the flowing features. we hope that it will be more as soon as possible.

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accessibility videos for iOS and android

According to the National Health Interview Survey, there are over 20 million people with vision loss. If you need access to the Internet, it can be upsetting that as devices get smaller, so do the font sizes. The good news is that there are a lot of new and innovative ways to access the web.

… Check out these great features and innovative ways to navigate the websites that you want to access.

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Accessibility – iOS – Apple

 

iOS. A wide range of features for a wide range of needs.

Intuitive by design, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch also come with assistive features that allow people with disabilities to experience the fun and function of iOS.

With these innovative technologies built right in, iOS devices become powerful and affordable assistive devices.

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iOS 9 and Accessibility: My 5 Favorite Details – MacStories

I’ve made the case more than once that accessibility, conceptually, is not a domain exclusive to the disabled. Certainly, persons with disabilities will always be the target market for accessibility features, but I think many fully-abled people overlook the fact that accessibility features can help them too. To me, the canonical example is larger text. […]

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