Apple Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day With Stevie Wonder Concert

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Apple yesterday held a concert at One Infinite Loop in honor of
Global
Accessibility Awareness Day
. This morning, CEO Tim Cook tweeted out
a thank you to Stevie Wonder, who performed at the concert.

The event marked one of Apple’s traditional “Beer Bash”
celebrations, which in the past have seen performances by Maroon
5, One Republic, Darius Rucker, and more, usually coinciding with
a major milestone like the 30th
anniversary of the Macintosh
.

Apple has been highlighting the importance of accessibility
features throughout the week, beginning with a large collection
of
“Designed for” promotional videos
that it posted on YouTube
on Tuesday. The clips showcased features like VoiceOver and
Made for iPhone hearing aids, accompanied by personal stories
of how Apple fans with disabilities use each feature.

On Wednesday, Tim Cook then
sat down with three accessibility activists
to discuss the
company’s accessibility features across its range of devices.
Last October, Apple published an all-new accessibility website
that brings all of these features to the forefront as a way to
explain and celebrate how the company has built unique
accessibility features into iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple
Watch.