Accessibility Features for Hearing Loss on iOS 14 to be Released Fall 2020

Sign language detection on Group FaceTime, Sound Recognition and Headphone Accommodations

The all-new online Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2020 recently concluded this week, announcing some of the biggest updates to Apple’s popular platforms. Most notably, the new features coming to iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and macOS Big Sur.

Accessibility is one of Apple’s core values and they take designing for accessibility very seriously. Without fail, they keep the spotlight on ensuring their software and hardware products are as accessible and inclusive to as many users as possible. Last year with iOS 13, they introduced some of the most significant new accessibility features ever on their products such as Voice Control — being able to fully use the device just with your voice, a big win for users with motor disabilities.

Today, we’re discussing the new accessibility features that Apple has added, particularly the ones that help the Deaf community and Hard-of-Hearing users all over the world.

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This article was curated from Medium.com Mac O’Clock and written by Daniel Yong.

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