At its recent Mac event, Apple kicked things off with an awesome video highlighting the company's commitment to accessibility. Even cooler, we were introduced to Sady Paulson who uses Switch Control on the Mac to produce video in Final Cut Pro.
Apple has since published a version of the video with audio descriptions, which gives those with low or no vision the opportunity to fully experience it.
Check it out below:
I posted a link to the video on Twitter and was overjoyed to hear from Allison Hartley. Allison said she was able to get so much more out of the video because of the added audio descriptions.
@mikahsargent @YouTube thank you! :-) This makes it much easier to follow.@mikahsargent @YouTube thank you! :-) This makes it much easier to follow.— Allison Hartley (@AppleAlli) October 29, 2016October 29, 2016
@mikahsargent @YouTube I just watched it again. I had no idea how much I was missing without the description. You've made my day!@mikahsargent @YouTube I just watched it again. I had no idea how much I was missing without the description. You've made my day!— Allison Hartley (@AppleAlli) October 29, 2016October 29, 2016
Pretty awesome! I hope Apple (and other companies) consider adding audio descriptions to all their videos. Everyone should have access to the products, services, and media we consume — not just those of us who don't require these accessibility features.
Accessibility at Apple
In case you missed it, Tim Cook announced a new page on Apple's site devoted to Accessibility (opens in new tab). If you'd like to learn more about the accessibility features built in to Apple's products and services, this page has all the info you need!
Watched a His with my mother who is severely hearing impaired. We liked the video and love what Apple does to help the handicapped live fuller lives. This is why we found it odd and ironic that there were no subtitles for the hearing impaired.
I'm confused, subtitles are provided? The voiceover is just an audio description of what's going on for blind people so that's not subtitled as if you can read subtitles you hopefully can see what's going on in the video (depending on any visual disability of course), but the rest is subtitled
Love that apple is putting more focus on accessibility for all people! My parents are deaf and FaceTime is our preferred video chat app, due to the video clarity. Sent from the iMore App
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