Today, the third Thursday of May, celebrated the World Accessibility Awareness Daywhich, as its name implies, celebrates and encourages initiatives that help people with disabilities, limitations and special needs, either directly or indirectly. Apple, of course, was not left out of the celebrations.
The company started the day by highlighting on its website's main page, in several locations (including Brazil), its accessibility page with a catchphrase: “One technology only becomes powerful when its power to everyone.” It's worth noting that this page It has been around for some time now, bringing a wealth of interesting information about the inclusion of people with disabilities initiatives in Apple products and systems.
The “Today” section of App store came to show four stories of users with disabilities: we have the cases of Lee Ridley (a comedian who was born with cerebral palsy), Simon Wheatcroft (an athlete with total vision loss), Emman Twe (a DJ who had one arm still amputated). during childhood) and Brandon Cole (developer accessibility consultant who blind).
The App Store also featured, as expected, a number of dedicated accessibility apps, such as Read2Go, Voice Dream Reader, Deaf Wake, Speechify, Keeble, and much more than Shortcuts, Ma itself, which can also be a Great ally of users with certain limitations.
It is also worth mentioning the profile published in the company's news center about the photographer. Rachael short, who was quadriplegic after a car accident at age 28.
During the recovery period (over a year), Rachael won an iPhone 4 from her best friend and rediscovered her love of photography; since then she has only used iPhones for her work for mobility and ease of use, preferring to focus on the image rather than the equipment. Today she uses an iPhone XS and the Hipstamatic app to make her photos, with Snapseed edits.
Tim Cook himself commented on the Twitter story:
Global Accessibility Awareness Day is an opportunity to celebrate what makes each of us unique. Thanks Rachael for sharing your magnificent photography with the world. Proud that Apple is part of your work. #shotoniPhone # GAAD2019 https://t.co/j64RfRqEH3 pic.twitter/hK08n4zzny
– Tim Cook (@tim_cook) May 16, 2019
World Accessibility Awareness Day is an opportunity for us to celebrate what each of our unique people does. Thank you, Rachael, for sharing your magnificent photographs with the world. How proud to see Apple as part of your job. #shotoniPhone # GAAD2019
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Very cool, isn't it?