Community Resources

Apple Accessibility for Developers

Apple developers can find out how to make their applications accessible on Mac and on iPhone. Learn more

Apple Accessibility Support

Get answers to your questions about the accessibility features of Apple products. Learn more

Apple and Special Education

See how Apple devices are helping students with special needs learn and engage like never before. Learn more

Join a community of blind and low-vision users of a variety of Apple products. Learn more


Find information for all OS X users, content developers and programmers with an interest in accessibility. Learn more

Exploring the Frontiers of Assistive Technology

See how people use assistive technology to express their creativity, play games and get more out of life in this video podcast. Learn more

Mac-cessibility Network

Get information related to the use of Apple products by the blind and visually impaired. Learn more

VIPhone Discussion List

Enjoy an active and often entertaining email discussion with a community of people using VoiceOver on the iPhone. Learn more

Users in Control: A Fresh Perspective on Accessibility

Discover an audio and PDF podcast on how people with disabilities are empowered through OS X. Created by Mac users with physical, speech or vision impairments. Learn more

Accessibility Standards Resources

Section 508: The Road to Accessibility

Read news about the accessibility standards introduced by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act in the US. Learn more

US Access Board

Browse a series of guides and reports about accessibility compiled by the US Access Board. Learn more

Web Accessibility

Read this Wikipedia entry describing the work being done to provide equal access to websites. Learn more

Web Accessibility Initiative

Find out how the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) develops strategies, guidelines and resources to help make the Internet accessible to people with disabilities. Learn more

User Guides and Videos

Accessible iOS User Guides

The iOS User Guides are designed with accessibility in mind. Read the iPhone User Guide or the iPad User Guide in tagged PDF format using the Preview application in OS X and Adobe Acrobat for Mac and Windows. Or listen to the iPhone User Guide in ePub format using VoiceOver in the iBooks app on iPhone. (You can download the iBooks app free from the App Store, and then download the iPhone User Guide from iBooks.) If you can read English braille, you can read the electronic braille version in .brf format, or order an embossed copy from LightHouse for the Blind in San Francisco, California.

VoiceOver Getting Started for OS X

Access the VoiceOver Getting Started Guide using a web browser and the VoiceOver Help menu (Control-Option-H). If you can read English braille, you can read the electronic braille version in .brf format, or order an embossed copy of VoiceOver Getting Started from LightHouse for the Blind in San Francisco, California.

VoiceOver Commands Charts

Use your web browser to access a set of charts that map keyboard and numeric keypad keys to VoiceOver commands. These quick reference charts in HTML format are available in colour and in greyscale, and can be printed at any size.

First-Level VoiceOver Commands

Colour | Greyscale

Second-Level VoiceOver Commands

Colour | Greyscale

Third-Level VoiceOver Commands

Colour | Greyscale

Fourth-Level VoiceOver Commands

Colour | Greyscale

NumPad Commander

Colour | Greyscale