While Apple may get a lot of guff over some of the way it treats its iPhone developers, but it has done a lot to help its devices be more accessible to people.
A great story out of the Associated Press show how it has worked with the Cherokee nation to deliver some of its iPhone products with support for its language.
Tribal officials first contacted Apple about getting Cherokee on the iPhone three years ago. It seemed like a long shot, as the devices support only 50 of the thousands of languages worldwide, and none were American Indian tongues. But Apple’s reputation for innovation gave the tribe hope.
After many discussions and a visit from Smith, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company surprised the tribe by coming through this fall.
“There are countries vying to get on these devices for languages, so we are pretty excited we were included,” said Joseph Erb, who works in the Cherokee Nation’s language technology division.
Living in the United States, I do generally have an English-first bias but it’s nice to see a tech company reaching out to make its products more accessible. Hit the via link below to read the whole story, it’s worth it.
[Via The Associated Press]