For the first 26 years of my life as a quad, I couldn’t take full advantage of texting or email. I couldn’t scroll through a list of messages and click on the one that I wanted. I couldn’t search through texts to find the one I needed to respond to. I had to rely on someone else to do all of those things for me.
Then Apple introduced Switch Control in iOS 7 for the iPhone in 2013.
When Apple wanted to create solutions for people with disabilities, they began thinking about functionality — allowing switches (or, more simply, buttons) to manipulate the iOS interface. Switches are phys