(ANSA) – ROME, MAY 17 – Apple news in the name of accessibility. On the occasion of the Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the Cupertino company previewed a series of new features arriving on the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac later this year. One of the new features is called Door Detection and will help users locate a door. In the case of closure, the function can also inform the user on how it can be opened and can also read signs and symbols such as room numbers. The detection system works through a combination of camera, machine learning and LiDAR laser.
For Apple Watch users, however, comes a ‘mirroring’ function to make the device “more accessible than ever to people with physical and motor disabilities”. It allows users to control the watch using iPhone features such as Voice Control and Switch Control to ‘mirror’ to allow users to more easily access functions such as blood oxygen, heart rate. Another upcoming feature is what Apple calls Quick Actions on Watch, with a double tap you can answer or end a phone call, ignore a notification, take a photo, play or pause multimedia content in the app. Finally, live captions for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community arrive, on iPhone, iPad and Mac. These features will subtitle audio content in real time, including FaceTime calls, as well as any other social media or video app, on the streaming multimedia content or even “conversing with someone next to you”. (HANDLE).
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