Samsung TVs get RNIB’s accreditation for meeting accessibility criteria

Samsung has announced that its 2020 TVs have received the Tried and Tested rating from the UK’s RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind) for meeting the accessibility criteria for the visually impaired. This is the first time in the industry that a TV has received the accreditation from the agency. RNIB awards the Tried and […]

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Apple Accessibility Exec: ‘iPhone has Become the Most Powerful and Popular Assistive Device Ever’

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and to highlight the milestone, TechCrunch did interviews with several tech companies and advocacy organizations, including Apple, to discuss how technology has improved the everyday lives of people with disabilities. At Apple, TechCrunch spoke to Sarah Herrlinger, the company’s Director of […]

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iOS 14: How to Enhance Speech, Movies, and Music When Listening on AirPods and Beats

In iOS 14, Apple continues to build out its extensive accessibility features, and here we’re going to show you how you can use the new Headphone Accommodations to amplify certain sounds if you’re having difficulty hearing them. Headphones Accommodations works with Apple and Beats headphones, and is designed especially for those who are hard of […]

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Apple Celebrates 30 Years of the Americans With Disabilities Act

Apple today shared a new feature celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed into law on July 26, 1990. The law prohibits discrimination due to disability, and has led to significant improvements and awareness of accessibility to help disabled individuals navigate their worlds. Apple has long been a […]

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Magnifier in iOS 14 Gets Overhauled UI and New Features, Can Be Added to Home Screen

In every version of iOS, Apple adds new Accessibility features and improves others, and iOS 14 is no exception. The Magnifier tool, designed by those with visual issues who need assistance, has new capabilities in ‌iOS 14‌. ‌iOS 14‌ Magnifier interface on left, iOS 13 Magnifier interface on right Updated Interface The app features an […]

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Google Maps Increases Visibility of Wheelchair-Friendly Locations

Google is currently rolling out an update for Google Maps that aims to make it easier for wheelchair users to get information about the accessibility of locations. By enabling the app’s Accessible Places feature, users can benefit from increased visibility of businesses and places of interest on the map that are marked as wheelchair-accessible, including […]

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Apple Highlights Global Accessibility Awareness Day With App Store Features and New Today at Apple Video

Apple today is marking Global Accessibility Awareness Day with several new features across its sites and services to promote inclusion and access to technology for anyone with a disability. On the front page of Apple.com, there’s a new section today with the tagline “Works the way you do” that links to the company’s existing Accessibility […]

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