Apple Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day With Stevie Wonder Concert

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple yesterday held a concert at One Infinite Loop in honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day. This morning, CEO Tim Cook tweeted out a thank you to Stevie Wonder, who performed at the concert.


    The event marked one of Apple's traditional "Beer Bash" celebrations, which in the past have seen performances by Maroon 5, One Republic, Darius Rucker, and more, usually coinciding with a major milestone like the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh.

    Apple has been highlighting the importance of accessibility features throughout the week, beginning with a large collection of "Designed for" promotional videos that it posted on YouTube on Tuesday. The clips showcased features like VoiceOver and Made for iPhone hearing aids, accompanied by personal stories of how Apple fans with disabilities use each feature.

    On Wednesday, Tim Cook then sat down with three accessibility activists to discuss the company's accessibility features across its range of devices. Last October, Apple published an all-new accessibility website that brings all of these features to the forefront as a way to explain and celebrate how the company has built unique accessibility features into iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.

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  2. Sunny1990, May 19, 2017
    Last edited: May 19, 2017

    Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    Seems like gone are the days when CEO'S of Apple used to focus on technology!
  3. bitfactory macrumors 6502


    Jul 22, 2002
    Give it a rest. Accessibility is one area Apple needs to stay nimble.

    I have zero problem with any of this. +morale +public goodwill
  4. jadot macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2010
    It's easy to be cynical about this until you realise that anything that Stevie Wonder does makes it a good thing.
  5. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011


  6. bobbie424242 macrumors regular

    May 16, 2015
    Good guy Tim Cook has been on a social mission lately.
    It's time to quit Apple and enter politics Tim!
  7. canny macrumors regular


    Jun 11, 2009
    Stevie Wonder is the only guy who likes the look of Apples recent products.
  8. StevieD100 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2014
    Living Dangerously in Retirement
    to all the sourpusses who keep complaining about the lack of this, the lack of that really need to get a life. They are starting to become like an old worn vinyl record that gets stuck in a rut repeating the same few bars forever.
    If you really don't like what Apple as a company (rather than the specific bits of kit you moan about) then please go elsewhere.

    We all know that Apple could do better with not only releasing products but communicating to us a general direction. We don't need a detail roadmap but come on Apple something official would be really nice. Many of us have money sitting in the bank earning next to nothing in interest just wanting to be spent. In my case, do you really want me to blow it on a trip to Antartica or a new iMac?

    I see nothing wrong with putting on events like this one btw.
  9. Applebot1 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 4, 2014
    What a great job Tim has! Bet he still wakes up everyday and thanks Steve because lets face it if it weren't for Steve, Tim wouldn't be CEO. I truly worry about Apple and the direction they are going.
  10. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    Crass. Very crass.
  11. blacktape242 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2010
    Sacramento, CA
  12. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    You go from this:
    To this:
    Somehow you managed to incriminate yourself.
    Looks like that "rut" is deeper than you thought.
  13. B.K. macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2014
    Tomorrow is National Quiche Lorraine day. ARE YOU READY?!
  14. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Umm, assistive tech is techology. Jesus, it's called AT. Assistive technology.

    Oh sure, throwing in a new CPU every now and then must be far more 'technology focused' than, say, making your devices fully accessible and usable for somebody who can't see squat. Or people who can't hear, or even have control of their limbs.

    But no, you really nailed it. Not focused on technology at all.
  15. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    No there is not.
    There's no:
    S*** on Apple Day
    I Want a New Mac Now Day
    Tim Must Go Day
    And the inevitable:
    Apple is Doomed Day
  16. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    How about a "MacWhiners" day? Oh wait, that'd be a year-long event.
  17. dewski macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2011
  18. miniroll32 macrumors 65816


    Mar 28, 2010
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  20. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
  21. lunarworks macrumors 68000

    Jun 17, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    Before mods delete this post (which they will) I'm in complete agreement.
  22. Amacfa macrumors 68000


    May 22, 2009
    Oh look another timid article filled with Apple bashing. Moderators?
  23. DUIduckSAUCE Suspended


    Sep 12, 2016
    These are everyday around here.
  24. btrach144 macrumors 68000


    Aug 28, 2015
    Tim's push for accessibility is one of the few moves as CEO that I agree with.
  25. T Coma macrumors 6502

    T Coma

    Dec 3, 2015
    Flyover Country, USA
    Enough with all the hate. Next time you haters feel the need to express your disappointment with Apple's alleged abandonment of its previous core of computer development and pro users, or your frustration with its skyrocketing phone prices, just remember:

    Apple CEO Tim Cook very publicly hugged a blind man.

    You don't feel so self-righteously indignant now, do you.

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