Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now


New Apple 3G S Is More Accessible

Standard features help visually or hearing impaired

Apple didn’t put radio in its newest iPhone. Nevertheless I think it must be paying attention to the Dice prototype accessible digital radio we’ve been reporting on. Check out the accessible features for the new Apple iPhone 3G S.

Standard features to help users who are visually or hearing impaired include a VoiceOver screen reader, a Zoom feature, White on Black display options and Mono Audio.

In addition to voice control, iPhone 3G S features VoiceOver, a gesture-based screen reader. Instead of memorizing keyboard commands or pressing tiny arrow keys, you touch the screen to hear a description of the item under your finger.

With Zoom you can magnify the entire screen of any application up to five times normal size. You can also change the display to white on black for higher contrast.

If your hearing is limited in one ear, Mono Audio allows you to tap a checkbox to route both right- and left-channel audio into both earbuds, so you can hear both channels in either ear.