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BBC showcases accessibility impact of the LiDAR sensor in the iPhone 12 Pro

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max cameras
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max cameras (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • BBC Click has posted a video showing how accessibility and tech are coming together.
  • It also highlights the impact that the LiDAR sensor in the iPhone 12 Pro has for the visually impaired.

The iPhone 12 Pro is the first iPhone to include a LiDAR sensor. The sensor allows the camera to better understand the environment around it and not only has a noticeable impact for photographers, but also those with accessibility needs.

BBC Click has posted a video to its YouTube channel to coincide with the International Day of Persons With Disabilities that dives into the advancements made with accessibility and technology.

To coincide with the International Day of Persons With Disabilities, Click explores the latest developments around accessibility and inclusion in tech. Blind reporter Lucy Edwards investigates how AI helps visually-impaired people identify people and objects with their phones, while Niamh Hughes looks at the strides made in gaming accessibility, through the prism of her own experiences.

Part of the episode showcases the impact that LiDAR in the iPhone 12 Pro has for a blind person. Using the phone, they were able to more precisely navigate their neighborhood, detect when people were close to them, and more accurately identify things around them.

Watch the full episode and check out how the LiDAR sensor in the iPhone 12 Pro helps someone with visual impairment navigate their surroundings with more confidence starting at 2:30.

Joe Wituschek
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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.