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Episode 8 - Apple Accessibility: Sarah Herrlinger


Episode Expert: Sarah Herrlinger


Sarah Herrlinger is the Director of Global Accessibility Policy & Initiatives at Apple.

Sarah leads Accessibility for Apple — including Apple’s award winning VoiceOver screenreader software for people who are blind, Made for iPhone Hearing Aids, and other initiatives that support Apple’s culture of inclusion. At Apple, Accessibility is championed as a basic human right and influences all Apple platforms.

Since joining Apple in 2003, Sarah has served in several key Accessibility roles, including in Apple’s Education organization, focusing on the use of Apple technology to support all learners, as well as defining the Accessibility product strategy across the Apple ecosystem.

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePauw University and a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and serves on the board of directors of the American Foundation for the Blind. 

Connect with Sarah on LinkedIn

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Episode 8 Reference Links:


Overview of Apple accessibility: Apple Accessibility

Playlist of Apple Accessibility Features Explained: How To's

Video created by filmmaker Sady Paulson: Apple Accessibility Sady

About recent initiatives:

Apple Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day
Apple Art of Autism Gallery
For Apple Accessibility Awareness Happens All Year Long
Meet the Blindness Consultant Ensuring Apple TV Plus Show See Respects Accessibility

Overview of iOS14: iOS Preview

Apple has a dedicated team for accessibility support available to customers 24/7 at 877-204-3930, as well as online, through chat, or from Contact section of the Apple Support app.


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