Apple Announces New Accessibility Features for 2024

Apple Newsroom:

Apple today announced new accessibility features coming later this year, including Eye Tracking, a way for users with physical disabilities to control iPad or iPhone with their eyes. Additionally, Music Haptics will offer a new way for users who are deaf or hard of hearing to experience music using the Taptic Engine in iPhone; Vocal Shortcuts will allow users to perform tasks by making a custom sound; Vehicle Motion Cues can help reduce motion sickness when using iPhone or iPad in a moving vehicle; and more accessibility features will come to visionOS. These features combine the power of Apple hardware and software, harnessing Apple silicon, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to further Apple’s decades-long commitment to designing products for everyone.

The timing of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (tomorrow) has turned this into a nice little tradition: each May, Apple gets to sort of unofficially kick off “WWDC season” with these announcements of upcoming accessibility features.

Wednesday, 15 May 2024