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For Apple, accessibility starts early in the product development process

Speaking at the Sight Tech Global conference on Thursday, Apple executives Chris Fleizach and Sarah Herrlinger went deep on the company’s efforts to make its products accessible to users with disabilities.In a virtual interview conducted by TechCrunch’s Matthew Panzarino, Fleizach and Herrlinger detailed the origins of accessibility at Apple, where it currently stands and what users might expect in the future.Fleizach, who serves as Apple’s accessibility engineering lead for iOS, offered background on how accessibility options landed on the company’s mobile platform. Going back to the original iPhone, which lacked many of the accessibility features users have come to rely on, he said the Mac VoiceOver team was only granted access to the product after it shipped. Read more…
Source: Apple Insider News and Secrets on New Apple Products

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