This article will explore Apple’s consistent attention to accessibility, and how other tech companies with commitments to accessibility, like Microsoft and Google, compare to Apple in their accessibility efforts. It also shows where these companies can improve their consistency, and that no company is perfect at being an Assistive Technology provider yet.
I'm Devin Prater, an accessibility advocate, writer, reader, gamer, and beginning programmer who teaches people to use Assistive Technology. I am totally blind, but use Assistive Technology, like VoiceOver on Apple devices, to learn, read, teach, and make as much change for good as I can.
See my Github profile, where you can see the change I promote: https://github.com/devinprater
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