Apple VPs join TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino for accessibility interview

Sight Tech Global interview
Sight Tech Global interview (Image credit: Sight Tech Global)

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  • Two Apple executives sat down with TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino to talk accessibility.

As part of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Apple redesigned its Accessibility website and released some new accessibility-focused support videos on its Apple Support YouTube channel. The redesign of the website provides resources on how anyone can personalize Apple devices to better meet their needs.

The company also showcased the photography of Jordan Nicholson, an iPhone photographer who was born with TAR Syndrome, on its official Instagram account. Nicholson talked about how his disability shaped his view of the world and his craft.

Jordan Nicholson

Jordan Nicholson (Image credit: Apple)

In addition to that, a couple of people from the Accessibility team at Apple joined TechCrunch's Editor in Chief Matthew Panzarino for a virtual interview during Sight Tech Global today. Chris Fleizach, Apple's accessibility engineering lead for iOS, and Sarah Herrlinger, Apple's Senior Director of Global Accessibility Policy & Initiatives talked about how the company views accessibility as a critical part of everything Apple does.

Apple has long embraced accessibility as a bedrock design principle. Not only has Apple created some of the most popular consumer products in history, these same products are also some of the most powerful assistive devices ever. Apple's Sarah Herrlinger and Chris Fleizach will discuss the latest accessibility technology from Apple and how the company fosters a culture of innovation, empowerment and inclusion.

You can check out the full interview between Panzarino, Fleizach, and Herrlinger below:

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.