Stevie Wonder thanks Steve Jobs for iOS and its accessibility features

During a special appearance at a Los Angeles nightclub, Stevie Wonder took time out to thank Steve Jobs and Apple for making technology that is accessible for everyone. During his set where he was ad-libbing to his songs and playing other tracks, he stopped to talk about helping others with disabilities.

"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!"

The accessibility features available to iOS users are often forgotten about. Voiceover, Zoom, Large Text and White on Black all make using iOS a much easier and pleasant experience for those that need them. You can see Steve Wonder deliver his thanks to Steve Jobs and Apple in the video below. It is around the 4.38 mark. Unfortunately the quality is not great!


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Stevie Wonder thanks Steve Jobs for iOS and its accessibility features


How can anyone say anything bad about that... Really. And for it to be so simple and easy to use is a great gift to anyone with a disability. That's a forward thinking company for ya.
Try that with an Android... (slam comment forthcoming) not even regular able people can figure it out.

Mr. Stevie. Wonder the man that put's the s in soul music i been listening to stevie since i was very young from the moment i first herd his music.i started doing some reseorch to study more about him till'this day i still love his music and the gift god gave him to be blind and play the piano the way he does i love you stevie wonder and may god bless you alway's keep it coming...

Stevie's right and his gratitude and thankfulness for what he has is what's carried him to fame and wealth. This is another example of his grateful attitude. Steve Jobs is a great visionary and his company is in the business of providing really marvelous technology in a package anyone can use. Our prayers are with Steve.

Not much to derail here. Not an Apple fan or hater but the accessibility features was a nice touch.
Anyways back to waiting for my fantasy HTC hybrid WP7 WebOS phone.

Android "sells so well" because there is more than one manufacture of Android powered phones. Just because you can flood the market with a bunch of cheap handsets and gain market share doesn't mean you have the best product. Face it, the EVO and DroidX are the only two Android phones worth even mentioning.