Apple highlights apps for anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act


To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Apple has begun highlighting apps with specialized accessibility features. The curated section features apps such as TapTapSee, Color Identifier and more.

Apple has long been praised for its efforts to ensure iOS devices can be used by those with various disabilities, including vision, hearing and motor skill impairments. It also regularly spotlights third-party accessibility applications.

“We’re proud to have an App Store full of tools that improve lives,” Apple says.”Using the Accessibility features on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, these apps help with everything from routine tasks to communication and language skills.”

Here are a few of the apps the section points to:

TapTapSee – free

Voice Dream Writer – $9.99

BlindSquare – $29.99

Color Identifier – $4.99

Dragon Dictation – free

Marlee Signs – free

TruLink Hearing Control – free

OnceVoice AAC – $199

PAC – Personal Assistant Communicator – free

The Americans with Disabilities Act (or ADA) of 1990 is a broad civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability, and requires covered employers to provide “reasonable accommodations” to employees with disabilities.