Stevie Wonder: “there's nothing on the iPhone or iPad that you can do that I can't do.”

Stevie Wonder: “there's nothing on the iPhone or iPad that you can do that I can't do.”
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.

source: TheNextWeb

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22 Comments

1. Man2006 unregistered

It can't open pages which require Adobe Flash, and yes Flash is important it's utilized in every webpage on the interent

2. Eingild

Posts: 203; Member since: Apr 19, 2011

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.

4. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Its Friday so i am going to be nice. But you dont know ish. NOT every website.

3. lilbastard unregistered

Really. I can watch a movie on an iPhone or iPad.

5. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Windows is not even going to be supporting Flash.

6. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

why the thumbs down? They said that not me.

8. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Windows supports everything...

9. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

doesnt support you.. dumn ass...

11. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

From the troll with the stupid chicken as his avatar. Where's the loudmouth with the wannabe wrestler as an avatar today? I'm waiting for him too...

15. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

17. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

gallitoking... Get a life, stop trolling, get laid!

10. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Windows 8 tablet doesn't support flash. Now that it's not Apple I guess that will be ok with you.

12. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

As long as the Gestapo didn't produce it, I'm fine with it.

16. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/calm-down-windows-8-does-support-flash/14834 Take a gander at that, taco50. Windows 8 supports everything.....FTW

19. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

thats what you think. Wait till it comes out. give it time

20. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Actually, Flash will be supported on the secondary (desktop-like) web browser for W8, however it will consume more power, for more bettery efficiency just use the standar W8 browser.

18. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

i hate Crapple do you not know anything? did you not hear what i said? Windows announced that they will not support flash on their mobile devices. Flash is going to be left with the dinosaurs.

21. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Yea, I did see what you typed Trust....And I just proved you wrong...Did you see that link? Click it, and educate yourself.

13. cupcake

Posts: 106; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

LOVE STEVIE WONDER!!!

14. poopvagina

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

i love feces!

22. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

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.

24. John_F

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

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/accessibility/iphone/vision.html 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.

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