Steven Aquino, who works with special needs children and is himself visually impaired, describes in The Magazine how accessibility technologies like VoiceOver and Guided Access built into
iOS “let those with disabilities use their devices with as much wonder and enjoyment as the fully abled.” Calling iOS “nothing short of a godsend,” Aquino notes that with iPad, a cognitively delayed student is able to “tap and swipe like a pro” and even master multitasking gestures without any demoing or prompting. He concludes: “Every time I pick up my
iPhone or iPad, I feel extremely fortunate that I’m living in this time.”