Wednesday, October 20, 2021
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Apple receives Helen Keller Achievement Award for VoiceOver

Congratulations to Apple for receiving the Helen Keller Achievement Award for VoiceOver. The accessibility feature reads what’s happening on a device’s display out loud, enabling vision-impaired to use Apple’s devices more easily and successfully. 

The American Federation for the Blind’s vice president, Paul Schroeder, noted the achievement in a tweet published earlier this week:

“VoiceOver came out…and the world changed.” –VP Paul Schroeder on #Apple and #accessibility #HKAA

Our take on the news

VoiceOver is an achievement that benefits many Apple customers. When I read this story, I thought about the Apple Watch in general. With its myriad of input sensors, not to mention Taptic engine and Force Touch, I can’t wait to see what accessibility-minded app developers devise for it. 

Steve Sande
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Steve is the founder and former publisher of Apple World Today and has authored a number of books about Apple products. He's an avid photographer, an FAA-licensed drone pilot, and a really bad guitarist. Steve and his wife Barb love to travel everywhere!