Stevie Wonder: “there's nothing on the iPhone or iPad that you can do that I can't do.”
posted by Victor H. / Sep 16, 2011, 3:39 AM
In the four years since its launch, the iPhone in its four iterations has become the most popular smartphone across the globe, ending up in the hands of millions of people. And disabled users are among them as well, including Stevie Wonder who was born blind. You might have thought - how can a blind man use an iOS device fully? Well, here’s the answer, coming straight from Stevie Wonder: “there's nothing on the iPhone or iPad that you can do that I can't do.” Actually, the singer added a humorous twist: “As a matter of fact, i can be talking to you, you can be looking at me, and I can be doing whatever I need to do and you don't even know what I'm doing!"
Stevie Wonder reached out to the audience asking them to think about those with disabilities, making the world accessible to them as well, just like Jobs did by pushing different types of support for users with visual, hearing or motor impairment.
"I want you all to give a hand to someone that you know whose health is very bad at this time," Stevie Wonder said. "His company took the challenge in making his technology accessible to everyone. In the spirit of caring and moving the world forward, Steve Jobs."
The video, taken last week at Echoplex in Los Angeles, has also that positive vibe and rhythm which might make you wanna watch it despite the poor recording quality. The part dedicated to Steve Jobs for making iOS devices accessible to disabled users starts at around the 4:38 mark.
It can't open pages which require Adobe Flash, and yes Flash is important it's utilized in every webpage on the interent
posted on Sep 16, 2011, 6:01 AM 11
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C'mon dude. Enough with the bashing and these "can't play flash" craps. The essence of the article is to encourage us to reach out to people with disabilities as much as we can, and whether you accept it or not, Jobs played his role pretty well.
posted on Sep 16, 2011, 7:19 AM 11
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Windows is not even going to be supporting Flash.
posted on Sep 16, 2011, 8:10 AM 5
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why the thumbs down? They said that not me.
posted on Sep 16, 2011, 10:36 AM 2
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waiting for what... what are you going to do?.. bored to me death... .. if you dont like my avatar.. dont look at it... corporate Jacka** Punk ps... he is not a dumb chicken.. he is mentally challenge rooster... hmmm lol
posted on Sep 16, 2011, 5:40 PM 0
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Take a gander at that, taco50.
Windows 8 supports everything.....FTW
posted on Sep 16, 2011, 6:02 PM 4
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Stevie Wonder is full of ****. The device is a touch screen. Someone who is blind wouldnt be able to use a touch screen device except through a lot of trial and error and memory of finger positioning. I guess its feasible to do, but pointless, as any of the advantages an Iphone would have over say a regular ol' Flip phone is completely undone by his disability. Kinda sad that some people are such iSheep that they will willingly use a device that has no useful purpose for them just so they can own an Apple product.
posted on Sep 18, 2011, 11:15 AM 1
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I know this thread is old, but what?!! Many people are so ignorant. iOS has built in screen reader and full accessibility features for blind people and the visually impaired. You see a touch screen and laugh regarding this subject, but people with impairment know better. http://www.apple.com/accessibi
Many, many blind people use an iPhone because of it. iPhone is also the only smartphone platform that has it, which is really sad sign of the state of the industry. Also before iPhone and iPad, some of these devices for people with impairment were very costly. I wish more platforms catered to making these new technology accessible to all and for a fair price.
posted on Oct 20, 2011, 8:15 AM 0
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