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iPhone accessibility with VoiceOver[]

This page contains links to information about using the iPhone 3GS with its built-in screen reader VoiceOver, a huge step for eyes-free mobile accessibility. This is a wiki, please feel free to add more links and content. Don't know how? Read Help:Editing.

For developers[]

Apples Accessibility Programming Guide for iPhone OS: Learn how to make your iPhone applications accessible to VoiceOver users. From the introduction:

"iPhone applications that run in iPhone OS 3.0 and later should be accessible to VoiceOver users."

Apple could perhaps turn following these instructions into another requirement for app store approvals in the future. On September 22, 2009, Mobile Orchard, one of the leading iPhone developer blogs, published the article: Programming the iPhone for accessibility by the visually impaired. Additionally, read also "Developer view on accessibility in third-party iPhone apps with first developer feedback.

Apple's Accessibility Developer Guide:

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