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Accessibility Updates in iOS 6

27 Jul

Apple is finally taking a more proactive stance to begin integrating accessibility features into their iOS 6 platform. So far the updates seem fairly minimal, but it’s a step in the right direction.

Apple accessibility

Apple’s Guided Access locks the user into a single app and restricts access to specific screen navigation elements to provide enhanced tast focus.

Mobile, and especially touchscreen, has traditionally been plagued with accessibility issues, which is partly due to the relative newness of the platform as well as inherent form factor limitations. At the same time, mobile is also the one area that has the largest capacity to affect change in the lives of those with disabilities.

Hopefully we’ll start to see more mobile applications that consider the 19% of the population who have some type of disability.

Read more at UX Magazine’s great article Designing for Everyone: The Role of Accessibility in Service Design.

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