Apple Accessibility for Developers
Apple Accessibility Support
Get answers to your questions about the accessibility features of Apple products. 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
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
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
Accessible iPhone User Guide
The iPhone User Guide is designed with accessibility in mind. Read the iPhone User Guide in HTML format using a web browser with your favourite screen reader on a Mac, PC or iPhone. Or listen to the iPhone User Guide in ePub format using VoiceOver in the iBooks app on iPhone. (The app and the iPhone User Guide can be downloaded free from the App Store and iBooks.) You can read the iPhone User Guide in tagged PDF format using the Preview application in OS X and Adobe Acrobat for Mac and Windows. 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
Second-Level VoiceOver Commands
Third-Level VoiceOver Commands
Download Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs) in PDF format for a variety of Apple hardware and software products. A VPAT describes how a product or service addresses US Section 508 guidelines.
iPhone 4 (GSM model)
Mac mini (Late 2012)
Xserve - Intel
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