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Steven Aquino is a freelance tech writer and iOS accessibility expert.

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Apple puts accessibility features front and center

Although the meat of Apple’s accessibility news from WWDC has been covered, there still are other items announced that have relevancy to accessibility as well. Here, then, are some thoughts on Apple

Apple’s global accessibility head on the company’s new features for iOS 13 and macOS Catalina

From dark mode in iOS 13 to a redesigned user interface in tvOS to the dismantling of iTunes to the coming of iPadOS, Apple made a slew of announcements at its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote

Apple Watch Series 4 is the most accessible watch yet

I can confidently say I could live without my Apple Watch. But I also can confidently say I wouldn’t want to. The fourth-generation Apple Watch is the best, most accessible Apple Watch to date.

The accessibility of the iPhone XS Max

As the old adage goes, bigger is better. But is the iPhone XS Max the most accessible iPhone Apple’s built yet?

At Apple’s WWDC 2018, accessibility pervades all 

Accessibility has long played an integral role at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, and it certainly had its presence felt in 2018. There are some constant elements of the week, such as the lab

AirPods to get Live Listen feature in iOS 12

Apple has one hardware-specific feature planned that wasn’t announced at Monday’s WWDC keynote. In iOS 12, users will be able to use Live Listen, a special feature previously reserved for hearing

For Apple, this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day is all about education

Following Apple’s education event in Chicago in March, I wrote about what the company’s announcements might mean for accessibility. After sitting in the audience covering the event, the big takea

What Apple’s education announcements mean for accessibility

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At this month’s WWDC, Apple unveiled refined accessibility tools

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The pleasure and the pain of the accessible smart home

People like to point to 1989’s Back to the Future II as presciently showing technologies that exist today. Video conferencing, for example, was futuristic 28 years ago, but people FaceTime all the

How auto unlock makes the Mac more accessible

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Accessibility was all around this year’s WWDC

Accessibility, conceptually, is much more than just the discrete "accessibility options for people with disabilities". At its heart, accessibility is about just that: access. You don't need to have a

When it comes to accessibility, Apple continues to lead in awareness and innovation

The accessibility software on all of Apple's platforms empower those with disabilities, myself included, to partake in the experience Apple intends for all users. Put another way, Apple products are i

The iPad Pro is the most accessible computer Apple has ever built

I contend that the iPad is in many ways *more* versatile than a laptop for people with disabilities. Computing and productivity isn't always about a spec sheet or raw power or Photoshop. The iPad *is*

The Accessibility Of The iPhone 6s

With each passing year, Apple releases a new iPhone. And with each passing year, I'm faced with the question of upgrading. On one hand, I want to be practical and save money. My phone still works grea

WWDC Puts Accessibility On The Radar For Developers

We (the accessibility community) are on Apple's radar, and, in my view at least, it feels great to be acknowledged. WWDC is the center of the Apple universe --- and accessibility plays a key role in i

Apple Leads in Accessibility, But Can Third-Party Developers Follow?

Buried deeply within her mostly "provocative and poorly reported" story for Reuters on Apple and accessibility, author Christina Farr offers a nugget of truth: third-party apps on the App Store need t