Apple and Accessibility
I love that Apple used an accessibility video to start last week’s keynote; the dedication to accessibility warms my heart. It isn’t just some legal requirement or a layer of software that’s slapped on a product as it goes out the door, Apple people realize this is a moral imperative.
It’s clear Apple has a dedicated team of people designing, developing, and testing this stuff. I have no idea whether Apple gets any return on its investment here. The percentage of people who absolutely require accessibility features must be insignificant in the grand scheme of things, but that makes them no less important than other features.
That said, you don’t have to be permanently disabled to benefit from accessibility features. Maybe you’re in a library and need to watch a video with captions. Perhaps you broke your arm and needed to dictate your messages for a month. While accessibility is essential for some users, it’s handy for everyone.