Apple Store adds new access section in time for Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Thursday, 12 May 2016 15:44pm

Individuals with impairments can now find third party accessible accessories for Mac, iPad and iPhone devices to suit their specific needs under the newly launched ‘Accessibility’ section on the online Apple Store.

A selection of Apple’s accessibility accessories with the word ‘Accessibility’ in the centre

The Apple Store products are broken up into three main sections categorising the accessories relating to certain types of disabilities: vision, physical and motor skills, and learning and literacy. This is an improvement that makes shopping for products easier, simpler and accessible for consumers with disabilities.  

This new move by Apple has been announced in the lead up to Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2016 next Thursday 19 May – a day dedicated to providing awareness for inclusion and accessibility for all. This latest development to Apple’s service and products follows Apple’s ongoing accessibility efforts to encourage a wider group of people to be able to use their products.

This is not the first evidence that Apple is dedicated to making their products and services accessible.  They have in the past been honoured by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) for their commitment to including accessibility features in their products to support people who are blind or vision impaired.


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