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Apple puts spotlight on accessibility at WTC Store

Twice daily accessibility workshops May 1-16

We’re pleased to share the news that the Apple World Trade Center Store is now offering twice daily workshops to address accessibility needs for people with disabilities, including hearing loss.

The sessions are designed to help you use accessibility features that you might not be aware of on your iPhone, iPad and Mac. Each workshop focuses on functionality that relates to a specific disability – hearing loss, vision loss, reduced mobility – so you’ll want to view the schedule and see which session best meets your needs. Be sure to make a reservation on the Apple website. Note that CHC is not managing reservations for these in-store workshops.

If you can’t make it by May 16, not to worry. Apple WTC will continue to offer the workshops, but you’ll want to check their calendar for dates and times. Open captioning is available upon request.

Reasons to celebrate in May

We think this is a terrific way for Apple WTC to honor Better Hearing and Speech Month and set the stage for their celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day which takes place May 18th. More on that, including a special Apple invitation for the CHC community, coming soon!

Accommodations at a store near you

Accessibility is a priority for Apple across all of its stores. Use the link below to find accessibility workshops at a store near you.

When you visit any Apple Store, be sure to inquire about the availability of a hearing loop. Many stores offer a looped space. The key is to speak up and make the request. That gets the ball rolling and, hopefully, bouncing over any and all obstacles to communication.

Have a happy Better Hearing and Speech Month, everybody!

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