Just when you thought Steve Jobs, or Apple for that matter, couldn’t get anymore praise, think again. The great Stevie Wonder just gave the Cupertino-based company the ultimate props.
TNW was tipped off about Wonder’s special appearance (last weekend) at a nightclub in Los Angeles, ad-libbing to his songs, playing some other tracks but also taking some time to stop the music to give a speech on helping others with disabilities. At around the 4:38 mark in the video embedded below, Stevie Wonder takes time to thank Steve Jobs and Apple for how they made technology accessible for everyone – the following quote speaks for itself:
There is nothing that you can do on the iPhone or iPad that I can’t do.
Now it’s no secret that Mr. Wonder is very aware of what the tech-industry has evolved into, a few years ago the legendary musician was pleading for more blind-friendly gadgets.
“If you can take those few steps further, you can give us the excitement, the pleasure and the freedom of being a part of it,” said the famed musician.
Love him or hate him, Steve Jobs is praised for making the smartphone truly accessible for everyone. People with disabilities, like the visually impaired or those with other disabilities, can operate Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod devices just like the average consumer.