Global Accessibility Awareness Day is today, and in honor of the day, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down for discussions with three accessibility activist YouTubers to discuss the accessibility features the company has built into their iOS devices and Mac lineup of computers.
Each of the three YouTubers, who met Cook at Apple’s campus for coffee, have shared their conversations with the CEO on their respective YouTube channels. All three, including legally blind filmmaker James Rath, deaf advocate and vlogger Rikki Poynter, and actress Tatiana Lee, who was born with Spina Bifida, talked about the Apple products that they use in their daily lives…
During the discussion with Joyner, Cook shared why his company strives to make sure its devices are accessible to everyone.
Apple is founded on giving people power to create things, to do things that they couldn’t do without those tools. And we’ve always viewed accessibility as a human right. And so just like human rights are for everyone, we want our products to be accessible for everyone. And so it’s a basic core value of Apple. We don’t make products for a particular group of people. We make products for everybody.
Apple has published a series of “Designed For” videos, highlighting Apple’s Accessibility features. The company also currently offers an “Accessibility” section featuring Accessibility apps in the App Store.