Apple To Receive AFB’s Helen Keller Achievement Award

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Apple has today been named as one of four recipients of the American Foundation For the Blind’s 2015 Helen Keller Achievement Award, according to a press release on the foundation’s website.

Specifically, Apple is being recognized for its implementation of the VoiceOver screen reader on iOS devices:

AFB is recognizing Apple for VoiceOver, a gesture-based screen reader that allows users to hear a description of everything happening on the display, and other features that make iPhone, iPad and other iOS devices accessible to people with vision loss. Apple received an AFB Access Award in 2009 for its trailblazing engineering of accessible products and continues its extraordinary efforts to make their products accessible for everyone.

Other 2015 award recipients include Marvel's Daredevil actor Charlie Cox, Musician and bandleader Ward Marston, and Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. The awards will be presented at a gala in New York City on June 18, 2015.

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Submitted by rdfreak on Thursday, May 7, 2015

Good on them; It's about time they get recognized for their service to the blind. :)