'Accessibility Features in macOS and iOS That Everyone Should Try'

Jason Snell, writing for Macworld:

If you’re someone who doesn’t have any specific reasons to go there, you may have never explored the Accessibility settings on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. While it’s true that those settings are there primarily for people who have special physical needs to modify how a device’s interface works, the fact is, many people who don’t consider themselves in need of any sort of accommodation can find something of value in these settings.

I've written similar stories to this one. I think it's great others are recognizing accessibility's broader value—as Jason writes, just because accessibility features are primarily for users with special needs doesn't mean they're relevant only to someone with a disability. Changing text size is the canonical example. Anyone can benefit from larger text on their devices, so utilizing a feature like Large Dynamic Type makes perfect sense. (And, I would argue, all the more reason for third-party developers to use the API in their apps.)

Related to this topic, I would also say the strength of Apple's accessibility feature set is a prime example of the company's ability to write good software. Nothing is perfect—software is built by humans, after all—but it's worth keeping accessibility in mind as Apple gets pilloried for a perceived decline in the quality of their software.