Here is a roundup of some accessibility stories in the news recently.
- Apple’s new mobile operating system, iOS 9, comes with a default font (called “San Francisco”) that is easy for people with dyslexia to read.
- Apple has also launched an app tool called ResearchKit, which will allow researchers at Duke University, Johns Hopkins, and other facilities to gather data through new health-monitoring abilities of Apple products. The initial set of projects are focused on gathering data to improve the lives of people with epilepsy, autism, and melanoma.
- Facebook is working on an object recognition tool that will use artificial intelligence to communicate the content of pictures to people who are blind.