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Stevie Wonder praises iOS for accessibility


Last weekend, musician Stevie Wonder played a nightclub in Los Angeles. At one point during the set, the blind songsmith discussed the work he does with the United Nations, trying to make both the United States and other countries more accessible to persons with disabilities. While he said there was a lot of work left to do, he had nothing but praise for one company's accessibility efforts.

"I want you all to give a hand to someone that you know whose health is very bad at this time. But for someone who, and his company, took the challenge in making his technology accessible to everyone, in the spirit of carrying and moving the world forward: Steve Jobs. Because there's nothing on the iPhone or the iPad that you can do that I can't do. As a matter of fact, I can be talking to you, you can be looking at me, and I can be doing whatever I need to do, and you won't even know what I'm doing. Yeah!"

Apple has built an extensive suite of accessibility tools into its iOS devices to assist users with disabilities. A video of Wonder's speech is embedded below, and his remarks about Apple start at about 4:38.

[via The Next Web]

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