TECH BYTE: New Apple Features for Better Accessibility

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — Apple announced some new features that’ll make their devices more accessible to those with disabilities.

Apple is continuing to make their devices more intuitive and accessible to everyone.

A prime example is a new feature within iOS called Assistive Access.

The tech company says this will help those who are cognitively impaired still enjoy Apple products.

Basically, it’s a simplified version of iOS with the basic apps like your photos, phone, texts, and music.

This makes it easier for the user to get to the apps they want, and connect with their loved ones.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said it best: “At Apple, we’ve always believed that the best technology is technology built for everyone.”

For those who have either lost or are losing their speech, Apple has developed Live Speech for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Let’s say you’re having a phone call or Facetime. Simply type what you want to say, and let Live Speech’s Personal Voice read it aloud.

You can even make it sound like you by answering a few prompts.

Communicating with your loved ones has never been easier.

The new Point and Speak Feature in the Magnifier App helps those with a vision disability identify text labels on physical objects.

For example, the numbers on a microwave. It gathers information from your camera and LiDAR Scanner, and can read the text aloud to you.

Apple products have never been more accessible!

If you would like to learn more about these features, go here.

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