A woman talks about a feature she found on the iPhone that can be a game changer for people with accessibility issues.
Everyone who has a modern cellular device nowadays knows the concept of updates. However, there is a big difference between knowing and understanding. These updates pop up so often that people don't know what half of them mean. They just press 'accept' without even understanding what the feature entails. The updates are put in place by experts after a lot of research on user needs. They are made to make human lives easier. However, due to their busy schedules, users often miss out on them. @wtfaleisa recently came across a game-changer of an update that could help a lot of people in their daily lives. At first glance, it might seem not that impactful, but on closer look, it is a great tool for people with accessibility and language issues.
The video was given the caption, "I love living in the future." This reflects her gratitude for living in a world where technology has reached a place where it can transform a person's life. In the video, she talks about the feature on her iPhone that made her have these feelings. She explained the feature right off the bat: "You can take a picture of the tags of your clothes,[ and if you have an iPhone, your phone will just tell you exactly how to take care of those clothes."
Moreover, it was a built-in feature in the camera, which meant that there was no need to download anything to use this feature. She proceeded to give a demo about how the whole thing works. First, she pulls up a garment and the tag attached to it. She focused her phone camera on the symbols present in the tag, which are meant to explain how to wash the garment so that it does not get destroyed in the process. The woman adds, "So what you're gonna do is you're going to press the little eye when it has, like, the sparkles on it. That's how you know it's working. Then when you click it, it's gonna bring up, look up laundry care. So you're gonna click that and when you click it, it's gonna bring you to this really cool menu that just tells you exactly what all of the icons mean and exactly how to take care of your garment."
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There is no app or third party involved where people have to share information. Knowing about this feature, the woman felt thankful to be born in this generation where there are so many tools out there to help people. There is no hassle to learn about these symbols, all she needs to do is scan them in her camera and it is done. The whole thing is both easy and time-efficient. As with all the content on social media, there were people here also in the comment section calling the feature useless. This kind of instantaneous response without understanding anything has become quite common nowadays. The iPhone hires the best in business to research the needs of their users. If such a feature is present in the instrument, that means there was a need for it. If someone is unable to understand the 'use' of it then it was probably not made for them and they should promptly move on to focus on other features. However, this simple point is often missed by people.
The woman also responded to the negative comments in a follow-up video. People were commenting how the instructions were already printed on the tags and therefore deeming the feature useless. To them, she said, "Have you considered that people with visual impairments exist? Have you thought about how some people can't read text that tiny on a tag? Did it cross your mind that people with bad eyesight, whether it be from birth, disability, or a plethora of other reasons, really enjoy nay need a tool like that so they can live their lives how they want to in a world that is not accessible to them?" The argument was simple: that people running a billion-dollar company are not fools and if the feature is present then it is needed by people. By dismissing the feature, they are hurting people who use it to make the world a more easier place to live.
There were people in the comment section who shared her elated reaction. @riley___97 wrote about another thing this built-in feature can do, "It will also identify flowers you take pictures of!" @msdenning shared her own experience with the feature and commented, "I was taking pics of my cat and trying to make stickers and it told me what breed it thinks my cat is!"
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