iPhone Mirroring, SharePlay Screen-Sharing Show Yet Again That Accessibility Is Everywhere

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iPhone Mirroring, SharePlay Screen-Sharing Show Yet Again That Accessibility Is Everywhere

Steven Aquino
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Jun 24, 2024,04:52pm EDT

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New in macOS Sequoia, iPhone Mirroring lets users access their phone remotely.

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According to Juli Clover at MacRumors, Apple on Monday released new betas of iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia which feature the iPhone Mirroring and SharePlay screen-sharing functionality the company showed off during its WWDC keynote earlier this month.

I typically don’t report on software betas for this column, but today’s news is a rare exception. From an disability point of view, both iPhone Mirroring and SharePlay are notable as de-facto accessibility features much in the same vein that Control Center’s new Power button will be come iOS 18’s release this fall. As I wrote about Control Center, de-facto accessibility features like the software Power control, as well as things such as iPhone Mirroring in the new betas, are strong indicators that accessibility lives not in a silo; it isn’t strictly limited to a discrete set of ostensibly esoteric accommodations for people [...]

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