Apple previews new accessibility features, including a way to clone your voice
Apple initially teased the new features for Global Accessibility Awareness Day in May.
Katie Malone|@kathrynamalone|June 5, 2023 2:28 PM
Apple gave a look at its latest accessibility and health updates during its annual WWDC on Monday, including new voice and and assistive tech features. Initially previewed for Global Accessibility Awareness Day in May, the WWDC announcement confirmed that the new features will launch with iOS 17, iPadOS 17, watchOS 10 and macOS Sonoma.
For iOS users with cognitive disabilities, Apple’s new Assistive Access features lets people customize apps with high contrast buttons and large text labels to meet their individual needs. Apple also added Live Speech and Personal Voice for people who are unable to speak, have trouble speaking or may lose their voice over time.
With Live Speech, you can type what you want to say and have it spoken out loud to others on a phone or FaceTime call or jot down commonly used phrases to select during conversation to avoid any delay that comes with typing out in the moment. Personal Voice creates a voice that [...]