January Newsletter 301

More than 1 in 3 people in the UK report deteriorating eyesight due to increasing screen time during pandemic

Over a third of people in the UK who have been using screens more during lockdown believe their eyesight has been affected as a result, leading to difficulty reading, migraines and poorer night vision.



Vision features for macOS explained

Making computers accessible to all is one big part of Apple’s strategy. Year after year, it strives to create accessible software for as many people as possible. This includes making the software for people with physical impairments, like vision loss. To make computers for the visually-impaired, the Cupertino giant has added several accessibility features on Mac. Here are the available features and how you can enable them. https://www.imore.com/vision-features-macos-explained

Study finds that smartphones are critical to the daily lives of people who are blind or visually impaired

Smartphone technology has become an unexpectedly vital piece of technology for the sight loss community to not only maintain independence at home and in the world at large, but also to keep up with their sighted peers in the workplace. Incorporating haptics and braille in mainstream tablets and smartphones, advancements in battery life and connectivity, and advances in AI, will only serve to make the visual world more accessible for people with sight loss.