At a recent concert in Los Angeles, recording legend Stevie Wonder thanked a friend of his for all that he has done "in the spirit of caring and moving the world forward." The friend Wonder was referencing is none other than former Apple CEO Steve Jobs (at about 4:30 in the video shared below).
"I want you all to give a hand to someone that you know whose health is very bad at this time.... His company took the challenge in making his technology accessible to everyone. In the spirit of caring and moving the world forward: Steve Jobs. Because there's nothing on the iPhone or the iPad that you can do that I can't do. As a matter of fact, I can be talking to you, you can be looking at me, and I can be doing whatever I need to do and you don't even know what I'm doing. Yeah!"
The 22-time Grammy winner praised the Apple co-founder for building a company that has made accessibility a cornerstone of its products.
And Wonder is right. Individuals with special needs - but particularly the blind or visually impaired - are not restricted in the least when it comes to owning and operating the full slate of Apple products, as virtually every make and model of the Mac, the iPod touch, iPod nano, iPad, and the iPhone deliver technology optimized for blind users.