Apparently, I’m not the only blind guy lusting after an iPhone 3GS [Updated]

Tim O’Brien writes:

Apparently, Apple has been listening. I have blogged much over the past six months on the iPhone’s missing accessibility features; more zoom, more color contrast and more voice. Today, Apply announced the next iteration of the iPhone, the 3G S, and it has taken a giant step in the right direction.

Tim is a blind photographer. Like me, he is thrilled with the accessibility features in the newly announced iPhone 3GS including Voice Over, Voice Control, and more.

Just as importantly for me are two of the other new features. The new iPhone offers a more extensive zoom feature. “Zoom on iPhone lets you magnify the entire screen of any application. Zoom up to 5 times normal size and move left, right, up, and down to view any portion of the screen close up. Zoom works everywhere, including the Home, Unlock, and Spotlight screens, and with every application.”

For high contrast needs, there is a new black-on-white display option. “If you need or prefer higher contrast, iPhone 3G S lets you change the display to white on black. Use the White on Black feature in any application, as well as the Home, Unlock, and Spotlight screens, and with Zoom and VoiceOver.” It looks nicely implemented…

New iPhone 3G S, More Accessibility @ Tim O’Brien’s Photos

UPDATE: And a Blind Gal, too. She has a link to Tim’s blog and three others! Is the iPhone the device for the unseeing masses?


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