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Why the iPhone 5s is a terrific accessibility tool

Steven Aquino | Jan. 9, 2014
When you think of accessibility and Apple, you probably think of iOS features like Dictation, Speak Selection and even FaceTime, but Steven Aquino argues great hardware makes a difference, too.

A wearable option: As for hardware changes, I believe a wearable, wristband-type device would be a great complement to the iPhone, in terms of accessibility. Because of my cerebral palsy, there are times when holding my phone is hard. I sometimes find myself in situations (like the grocery store) where I need to act on an important message, but my hands are full and I can't comfortably reach for my phone. A wristband device could allow me to tap a button to read a message and then use (a working version of) Siri to act on it. Rather than just being cool toys, wearable devices could have a major role in enhancing the iPhone's accessibility appeal.

 

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