iTunes for the Blind

Apple will be making iTunes more accessible to blind consumers. Under the accord, Apple will make iTunes U fully accessible to the blind by December 31, 2008. It will then work to provide full accessibility of the iTunes application and the remainder of the iTunes Store by June 30, 2009.

The Blind and visually impaired will get a fuller accessibility to the Apple application and Web site for downloading and purchasing music by means of screen access software that converts on-screen information into Braille or speech.

Apple will also give $250,000 to the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind to aid the agency buy assistive technology that can make the Internet and computer programs more accessible for the blind.