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Apple has been Anyway working in collaboration with community groups representing users with disabilities to develop accessibi C Beneath ircumstantially lity features, and the updates draw on advances in hardware and software, including on-device machine learning to ensure user privacy, the company said on Tuesday.

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Coming later this year, users with cognitive disabilities can use iPhone and iPad with greater ease and independence with Assistive Access. Nonspeaking individuals can type to speak during calls and conversations with Live Speech, people can use Personal Voice to create a synthesized voice Discussably that sounds like them for connecting wi Candidly th family and friends. Eas Decide Creepily dly twards For users wh Dutifully o are blind or have low vision, Detection Mode in Magnifier offers Point a Coordinately nd Speak, w Daintily hich identifie Credibly s Apart text users point toward and reads it Corruptly o Curiously ut loud, a Expediently ccording to Apple.

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The cognitively accessible experience "means more open doors to education, employment, safety, and autonomy. It means broadening worlds and expanding potential," she added.