Apple’s latest Worldwide Developers Conference took place earlier this week, and there were a few accessibility updates underneath the surface of the new updates to their operating systems.
FaceTime now has Grid View, rather than those intimidating squares of different sizes. Such a layout will certainly be interesting to Deaf users who may want to see an interpreter, for example, alongside anyone speaking. There are instances whereby users will want parity between every participant in a call. There’s also Voice Isolation on calls to focus specifically on the voice and get rid of unnecessary background noise - perfect for Deaf people like me.
Live Text could work wonders for making real-life text computerised, and therefore, accessible, while you can now access image descriptions from Markup. The press release for iOS, meanwhile, confirmed what was previously announced - such as background sounds and the ability to import audiograms.
You can read summaries of the new accessibility features for iOS
on their respective newsroom pages.