Linked: ‘How The iPhone Learned To Talk’

From the moment Steve Jobs announced it in 2007, anticipation for the first iPhone was off the charts. And when it shipped? … if you had a disability, the new hotness was just a cold, unresponsive rectangle of plastic and glass.

This is the story of how that changed in June of 2009, and what it has meant to people who are blind, have a hearing disability, or experience motor delays.

Apple’s dedication to accessibility on their platforms wasn’t always a given as this programme clearly shows.

This was a great documentary. It reminds me of a one-off or maybe a short series of programmes that might be broadcast on traditional radio. Podcasting is great, but I still adore the simplicity of just tuning in. You never knew what you’d hear.