iWork ‘09 Becomes Accessible with VoiceOver

The new iWork ‘09, which Apple released today, sports a slew of new features, but the most impressive to VoiceOver users will be its accessibility.

Apple’s come through for visually impaired users once again. This powerful productivity suite has been beautifully set up to work well with VoiceOver. Pages, Numbers, and Keynote all work well. Users can even choose from the various templates included with the products, each of which is labelled with helpful descriptions.

We believe that there will be a learning curve for those used to creating documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in Windows with Microsoft Office, but at this time, it appears that iWork ‘09 is fully accessible.

Once again, we’d like to thank Apple for their commitment to accessibility.