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By Matt Birchler
I've been writing here since 2010! Back when personal blogs were all the rage. Kids, ask your parents.

Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love.

Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love. You can also check out my side projects, Quick Reviews and Quick BIN Lookup.

HomePod as an Accessibility Device

First Impressions of HomePod — Steven's Blog

Accessibility. Like everything else Apple makes, HomePod is an accessible product. Apple officially lists two: VoiceOver and Touch Accommodations. If use VoiceOver on your iOS device, it is automatically turned on when you set up HomePod.

I love that Apple has included accessibility features in the HomePod. I'm also taken with the idea that the HomePod is already a device that by its very nature is accessible to people who a phone or computer is not ideal. Since there is no visual interface when using the HomePod (or any smart speaker, for that matter), it is a more useful interface for those with vision impairments, or any other impairment that hinders use of a visual, touch, or text-based interface.

Worth at least thinking about if you contend that voice features “don’t matter” on HomePod.

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