Apple receives Helen Keller award for VoiceOver technology

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Apple's focus on accessibility isn't going unrecognized.
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Apple’s breakthroughs in accessibility technology are being honored by the American Foundation for the Blind today. The organization announced that Apple is among four recipients of this year’s Hellen Keller Award, which well be presented at a special gala in New York City on June 18th.

The its announcement of the honors, the nonprofit organization praised Apple for believing in “advancing humanity by making its products accessible to people with various disabilities. Intuitive by design, Macs, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch come with assistive features that allow people with disabilities to experience the fun and function of the Apple ecosystem.”

Other recipients of the 2015 Helen Keller award include musician Ward Marston, Charlie Cox, for redeeming DareDevil’s red cowl from the taint of Ben Affleck, and Vanda Pharmaceuticals, which pioneered a treatment for a sleep-wake disorder that can affect people who are totally blind.

Source: CNN