iOS 6 takes Universal Access to a new level.

Apple’s WWDC event incorporates many new features for many users, including people with disabilities.

 

Four photo group with one visually impaired user navigating in a forrest. Other pictures of faces.

Using Guided Access parents can disable on-screen controls so that the child doesn’t accidentally exit the app, single-app mode so Proloquo2Go for example can operate, a teacher administering a test via the iPad, so the l user is locked in the test.

By making the user experience simpler, it opens the door to people, such as children with autism to learn independently on their iPad. Guided access allows you to circle controls to disable things in an app

The circle controls allow you to disable interface elements and you can prevent use of the home button doesn’t leave the app.

Looking to make experience even better for children with autism, guided access allows you to circle controls to disable things in an app.

Accesible integration of location awareness, “eyes free” control (voice using Siri) and GPS mapping capacity make for exiting possibilities tying of tying notifications and tasks together.

The adoption of Bluetooth 4.0 and a certification program for hearing aide manufacturers means big changes for the deaf and hard of hearing community in the next 6-24 months.

See more iOS 6 at http://www.apple.com/ios/ios6/#accessibility

Photo of iPad with Guided Access on
Guided Access. Restrict touch input to certain areas of the screen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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