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Austin Pruitt, a two-time U.S. Para Olympian, used to set up a bunch of trackers on his racing wheelchair to log his workouts.
Now he uses just his Apple Watch which can track both his walking and wheelchair activity.
Apple highlighted its work with people like Pruitt ahead of Global Accessibility Awareness Day this Thursday which focuses on making technology more usable for people with disabilities.
The tech giant said it continually adds new features into its operating systems to help people with disabilities.
For instance, it offers a long list of accessibility options in iOS, including inverted colors and VoiceOver controls for people with visual impairments.
In the kitchen, the company created a handful of capabilities, letting people control small appliances via voice using Suri and the Homepod speaker.
Or use an iPhone camera app to find specific spices by reading their bar codes.
Using these tools should help those with disabilities gain access To the newest tech, save time completing tasks, and do more independently.
This is Ben Fox Rubin with CNET.com.
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