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.