Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Apple Accessibility

Do you love Apple's iTunes and iPods? Do you have difficulty using them because of low vision or vision loss? Well, take heart! Apple has recently announced major accessibility changes to these products in the way that they work with screen readers and screen magnifiers.

iTunes version 8 makes managing accounts and shopping much more user-friendly for those using screen readers. Screen readers can also access iTunes U (university-based content) that will allow users to search, download, and play course content. The 4th generation iPod nano has optional spoken menus to take the guess-work out of accessing music for those with low or no vision. In addition, the new nano has a feature which will allow users to choose a larger-size font.

Cool new features for a couple of very popular products!

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