“Apple is often credited with upending and reinventing product categories by creating breakthrough devices that define their respective markets for years thereafter,” Steven Aquino reports for TechCrunch.

“The iPhone epitomizes this, but a strong argument can be made that Apple has also led a software revolution equally as transformative but without nearly the bang in terms of press coverage,” Aquino reports. “With iOS, Apple has created a rich and diverse set of tools for people with disabilities that enable them to use an iPhone with as much ease and delight as their non-disabled peers.”

“It’s for this reason the accessibility features on iOS are widely regarded as the best in the industry,” Aquino reports. “As it does with everything it touches, Apple continually iterates and refines on iOS’s accessibility features over time… The accessibility software on all of Apple’s platforms empower those with disabilities, myself included, to partake in the experience Apple intends for all users. Put another way, Apple products are inclusive by design. ‘We see accessibility as a basic human right,’ said Sarah Herrlinger, Senior Manager for Global Accessibility Policy and Initiatives at Apple.”

Much more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: As they always have.

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