The Apple Developer Connection has posted new online documentation entitled
Universal Access: Computers That Everyone Can Use. The docs outline Apple’s Universal Access technology — developed to enable users with disabilities to use the Mac — and provides some detail about Universal Access technology coming to the next major release of Mac OS X, v10.4, code-named “Tiger,” called ‘VoiceOver.” VoiceOver is the spoken interface coming to Tiger that provides users with visual disabilities to have read aloud the contents of documents and an audible description of their workspace. While these documents are specifically created to help developers understand how the technology works, Apple has posted more general
to its Web site. Apple first provided some preliminary information about VoiceOver — known simply as
— in March.