For a long time, Apple has had a commendable focus on building assistive technologies into its operating systems, making it easy not just for many people with a wide range of disabilities to enjoy its products, but also easy for developers to implement them in their apps.
If you’re non-disabled, though, you may never have clicked the Accessibility pane in System Preferences on your Mac or tapped the Accessibility submenu on your iPhone. But here’s the thing: these sections are stuffed full of useful features that everyone should know about, and happily, by the time you’ve finished reading this, you will.
We’re not going to show you every accessibility feature Apple has provided, since this particular article isn’t about accessibility as such. We’re not diminishing the value of accessibility itself, and we hope that anyone who relies on these features won’t take it amiss when we make the point here that they’re also useful to people who don’t have the kinds of impairments they’re designed to assist with.
What sort of features do we mean? Well, let’s get right to it!