Apple Makes iTunes More Accessible for the BlindBy Associated Press Via Yahoo! News,
Publication Date: September 26, 2008
News feature on an agreement made between the Massachusetts Attorney General and Apple, Inc., to reprogram its online music store iTunes to make it accessible to visually impaired people by installing a voice-command option. The feature enables an auditory rendition of every word the mouse slides over, including titles of movies, television shows, and songs. In addition, students with vision impairments will be able to use this feature to access educational lectures and content from colleges and universities on the iTunes U program. The new iTunes can be read on a Macintosh; however, users with PCs must buy costly “screen access software” to make it work. The agreement requires Apple to make the new option available for all systems by June 2009.
Published by: Associated Press (Website:http://www.ap.org)