Apple accessibility site redesign showcases tips on vision, hearing and more

From CNET: Apple wants to make it easier for people to learn about the company's accessibility features and figure out how to customize their iPhones, Macs and other devices to better suit their needs. The gadget maker on Wednesday launched a redesign of its accessibility website,, to highlight its various offerings.

The revamped site is organized around four areas: vision, mobility, hearing and cognition, and it gives tips about dozens of features Apple has built for its various devices. Along with the sprucing up, Apple Support is releasing a new collection of videos on its YouTube channel that show how to use some of the company's latest accessibility features.

That includes offerings like Apple's Magnifier feature, which is designed to make it easier for people with low vision to see items, using their iPhones. The Back Tap feature is meant to make it fast and simple to trigger actions or accessibility shortcuts with a double or triple tap on the back of the phone. And Voice Control lets users with severe physical motor limitations control their Macs, iPhones or iPads entirely with their voices.

The latest Apple accessibility feature for users who are blind or low vision is People Detection on the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max. It uses the new lidar sensor on the back of the phones to detect how close other people are, letting you do things like avoid others in a grocery store aisle.

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