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Global Accessibility Awareness Day focuses on inclusive tech

Global Accessibility Awareness Day focuses on inclusive tech

Muscat – 

To mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Mi Store at Oman Avenues Mall organised a workshop for visually impaired people. The workshop promoted digital accessibility and inclusion for individuals with all disabilities. The day was marked in association with Al Noor Association for the Blind.

The workshop was carried out by Ali al Amri, a helpdesk specialist from the Information Technology Authority. Amri who is also visually impaired explained how technologies and how Apple items in certain can effortlessly be utilized by visually impaired people. “We should take advantage of technology in our life. Apple has so many options for the visually impaired and we should use them for our convenience,” Amri mentioned. He also demonstrated the operating of numerous apps and functions to the members of Al Noor Association for the Blind.

“Popular accessibility options on Apple products include VoiceOver on iPhone, which reads out text displayed on the device screen. There is also an option to accomplish tasks like turning on lights, or changing the temperature by just speaking near an iOS device,” he mentioned.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day is celebrated each and every year on the third Thursday of May. It is all about obtaining individuals to feel and speak about producing the Web accessible to individuals with numerous disabilities.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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