Apple Granted Patent for GUI That Assists the Visually Impaired

Image credit: CultofMac

Image credit: CultofMac

Apple today nabbed a patent for a graphical user interface (GUI) that makes it easier for individuals who are visually impaired to use touchscreen devices and trackpads.

Much of it is the stuff Apple uses in its Accessibility options in iOS. Much of it, according to CultofMac, which discovered the patent is based on non-location based gestures, or the ability to magnify certain parts of the screen for those who have difficulty reading smaller type.

So yes, much of it is stuff we’ve seen from Apple, but now it has a patent. Perhaps we will see more accessibility options in the future.

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