Apple accessibility accessory sales reach out to users of all needs


From support for extra-large text rendering, to hands-free interfaces, smartphones already do a lot towards helping special-needs users interact with them. But sometimes software can only go so far, and users need to take advantage of some extra hardware in order to be able to work with phones and tablets in ways most of us take very much for granted. Apple has just taken a big step towards making such users feel welcome, as it begins selling accessibility hardware in its online store.

Apple's selling hardware targeted at improving access for users needing a little extra assistance with learning and literacy issues, varying degrees of visual impairment, and those living with physical restrictions.

The products available range from Braille displays, to customizable, easy-to-press input buttons, to cameras capable of tracking head movement.

Support varies based on the particular accessories we're talking about, but Apple's selling products designed to work with iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers alike.

Tech fans come in all shapes and sizes, and we're happy to see Apple doing all it can to make sure its products are accessible for as many interested users as possible.



source: Apple via 9to5 Mac

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