Apple Adding Accessibility Features
Apple is introducing new features designed to help people with disabilities be more physically active.
The tech giant said this week at its closely-watched Worldwide Developers Conference that Apple Watch will soon allow wheelchair users to track their activity level throughout the day much like a slew of fitness trackers already allow for people walking or running.
With a software update available this fall, wheelchair pushes will be able to apply to all-day calorie goals and Apple Watch will offer wheelchair-specific workouts, Apple said.
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In addition, a reminder that currently says “time to stand” to prompt standing breaks will say “time to roll” instead to encourage wheelchair users to keep active.
The accessibility features are among a handful of updates Apple is previewing ahead of the launch of its watchOS 3 software, which will be available as a free update to Apple Watch later this year.
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