Apple iPhone 4 Shows New Accessibility Features

Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 4

As Apple launches their iPhone 4, new accessibility features will be available to help people with disabilities.  Accessibility features provide support for vision, hearing, and physical and motor skill disabilities.  The following are some of the new accessibility features that the new Apple iPhone 4 will provide:

Screen Reading with VoiceOver: Instead of memorizing keyboard commands or pressing tiny arrow keys, the iPhone 4 allows you to simply touch the screen to hear a description of the item under your finger. You are then able to double tap, drag, or flick to control the iPhone.  VoiceOver speaks 21 languages and works with all the applications built into the iPhone4.

Support for Wireless Braille Displays and International Braille Tables: The new Apple iPhone 4 supports more than 30 bluetooth wireless braille displays -no additional software needed.  The iPhone 4 includes braille tables for over 25 international languages.

Typing Improvements: Touch Typing is an optional, new way for blind or visually impaired people to type of the onscreen keyboard. With Touch Typing, you can run your finger across the keyboard, listening to VoiceOver speak each letter aloud. When you get to the letter you want, lift your finger to select it.

Zoom and Magnify: Zoom on the iPhone allows users to magnify the entire screen of any application up to five times normal size.

White on Black for Higher Contrast: If you prefer higher contrast, iPhone 4 lets you change the display to white on black.

Support for Closed Captioning: iPhone supports the playback of open captions, closed captions, and subtitling. Captions appear onscreen just like the closed captions you see on TV.

Find out more information about the iPhone 4 on the Apple website.

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  1. I have been doing my research comparing the iPhone 4 with the new iPhone 5 and it seems like the new iPhone 5 will be a great improvement. I cannot wait for the official features.

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