Do yourself a favour. The Accessibility Suite built-in to Apple devices is second-to-none and has grown and expanded so fast in just a few years that very few people have had the chance to fully appreciate the depth and breadth of Apple’s Accessibility features.

Oh, and don’t think accessibility is only important for those poor ‘disabled’ people. We’re all getting older and our faculties get more threadbare with each passing year. Whether you experience difficulties with vision, hearing, motor skills or mobility, I guarantee from personal experience that you will enjoy and get more out of your iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV or Apple Watch if you know how Apple has designed Accessibility right into it.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017 is almost here! Here’s a list of all the Apple Australia workshops that are being run on that day.

If you’re interested in attending any of these free workshops, here’s what you need to do:

Go to Apple Australia Retail Stores Page…

Select the Store that you’re interested in…

Scroll down the page to “Workshops” and find the one you want – it’ll probably be up the top under “Featured”…

Click on the date and time you’re interested in, then follow the instructions to sign in and register!

QLD

Brisbane

Accessibility Basics: Assistive Learning Tools on iPad and iPhone
Minimising visual clutter can help those with cognitive and learning disabilities stay focussed. Join us as we explore how Guided Access allows family members, teachers, and caregivers to keep the attention on learning. We’ll show how Speak Screen, iTunes, and Dictionary can offer even more learning support.
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Accessibility Basics: Assistive Learning Tools on Mac
In this workshop, we’ll discover how Simple Finder streamlines the experience for those with cognitive and leaning disabilities.
3:30pm to 4:30pm

Accessibility Basics: Literacy Tools on iPad and iPhone
Discover how your iPad and iPhone can help to strengthen reading and spelling skills. Explore how Speak Screen and Look Up can reinforce learning.
9:00am to 10:00am

Accessibility Basics: Literacy Tools on Mac
At this workshop, discover how Mac can help those with reading and spelling difficulties with Text to Speech, Dictation, and more.
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Accessibility Basics: VoiceOver for iPad and iPhone
For people with vision loss, this workshop is a great introduction to VoiceOver, the assistive technology that offers amazing access to iOS.
11:00am to 12:00pm

Carindale

Accessibility Basics: Assistive Learning Tools on iPad and iPhone
Minimising visual clutter can help those with cognitive and learning disabilities stay focussed. Join us as we explore how Guided Access allows family members, teachers, and caregivers to keep the attention on learning. We’ll show how Speak Screen, iTunes, and Dictionary can offer even more learning support.
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Accessibility Basics: Using Mac with Vision Loss
Discover the different ways to interact with Mac for those with vision loss. This workshop will explore assistive technologies like Zoom, and some of its capabilities. We’ll help you start a document in Pages using Zoom or ask Siri to perform a search for documents in Finder.
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Accessibility Basics: VoiceOver for Mac
This workshop is an introduction to VoiceOver on your Mac. We’ll show you how VoiceOver gives customisable control to those with vision loss.
10:15am to 11:15am

Chermside

Accessibility Basics: Using iPad and iPhone with Hearing Loss
For those who are deaf or hard of hearing, iOS 10 offers amazing assistive technologies to help communicate and enjoy more content. This workshop introduces you to iPad and iPhone features like FaceTime, LED Flash for Alerts, and vibrating alerts that you can use every day.
9:15am to 10:15am

Accessibility Basics: Using iPad and iPhone with Vision Loss
Discover how to interact with iPad and iPhone with vision loss. We’ll use Larger Dynamic Type for larger text and Magnifier to make an object easier to see.
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Accessibility Basics: Using Mac with Hearing Loss
Discover the assistive capabilities of Mac for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. We’ll explore built-in features that support communicating visually.
11:00am to 12:00pm

Accessibility Basics: VoiceOver for Mac
This workshop is an introduction to VoiceOver on your Mac. We’ll show you how VoiceOver gives customisable control to those with vision loss.
3:45pm to 4:45pm

Robina

Accessibility Basics: Assistive Learning Tools on iPad and iPhone
Minimising visual clutter can help those with cognitive and learning disabilities stay focussed. Join us as we explore how Guided Access allows family members, teachers, and caregivers to keep the attention on learning. We’ll show how Speak Screen, iTunes, and Dictionary can offer even more learning support.
9:00am to 10:00am

Accessibility Basics: Assistive Learning Tools on Mac
In this workshop, we’ll discover how Simple Finder streamlines the experience for those with cognitive and leaning disabilities.
11:00am to 12:00pm

Accessibility Basics: Literacy Tools on Mac
At this workshop, discover how Mac can help those with reading and spelling difficulties with Text to Speech, Dictation, and more.
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Accessibility Basics: VoiceOver for iPad and iPhone
For people with vision loss, this workshop is a great introduction to VoiceOver, the assistive technology that offers amazing access to iOS.
3:30pm to 4:30pm

NSW

Bondi

Accessibility Basics: Assistive Learning Tools on iPad and iPhone
Minimising visual clutter can help those with cognitive and learning disabilities stay focussed. Join us as we explore how Guided Access allows family members, teachers, and caregivers to keep the attention on learning. We’ll show how Speak Screen, iTunes, and Dictionary can offer even more learning support.
9:45am to 10:45am

Accessibility Basics: Using iPad and iPhone with Hearing Loss
For those who are deaf or hard of hearing, iOS 10 offers amazing assistive technologies to help communicate and enjoy more content. This workshop introduces you to iPad and iPhone features like FaceTime, LED Flash for Alerts, and vibrating alerts that you can use every day.
1:30pm to 2:30pm

Accessibility Basics: Using Mac with Vision Loss
Discover the different ways to interact with Mac for those with vision loss. This workshop will explore assistive technologies like Zoom, and some of its capabilities. We’ll help you start a document in Pages using Zoom or ask Siri to perform a search for documents in Finder.
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Broadway

Accessibility Basics: Using iPad and iPhone with Vision Loss
Discover how to interact with iPad and iPhone with vision loss. We’ll use Larger Dynamic Type for larger text and Magnifier to make an object easier to see.
10:00am to 11:00am

Sydney

Accessibility Basics: Using iPad and iPhone with Vision Loss

Discover how to interact with iPad and iPhone with vision loss. We’ll use Larger Dynamic Type for larger text and Magnifier to make an object easier to use.

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Accessibility Basics: Using Mac with Hearing Loss

Discover the assistive capabilities of Mac for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. We’ll explore built-in features that support communicating visually.

10:15am to 11:15am

Accessibility Basics: Using Mac with Vision Loss

Discover the different ways to interact with Mac for those with vision loss. This workshop will explore assistive technologies like Zoom, and some of its capabilities. We’ll help you start a document in Pages using Zoom or ask Siri to perform a search for documents in Finder.

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Castle Towers

Accessibility Basics: VoiceOver for iPad and iPhone
For people with vision loss, this workshop is a great introduction to VoiceOver, the assistive technology that offers amazing access to iOS.
9:00am to 10:00am

Charlestown

Accessibility Basics: Assistive Learning Tools on iPad and iPhone
Minimising visual clutter can help those with cognitive and learning disabilities stay focussed. Join us as we explore how Guided Access allows family members, teachers, and caregivers to keep the attention on learning. We’ll show how Speak Screen, iTunes, and Dictionary can offer even more learning support.
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Accessibility Basics: Using iPad and iPhone with Hearing Loss
For those who are deaf or hard of hearing, iOS 10 offers amazing assistive technologies to help communicate and enjoy more content. This workshop introduces you to iPad and iPhone features like FaceTime, LED Flash for Alerts, and vibrating alerts that you can use every day.
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Accessibility Basics: Using iPad and iPhone with Vision Loss
Discover how to interact with iPad and iPhone with vision loss. We’ll use Larger Dynamic Type for larger text and Magnifier to make an object easier to see.
11:00am to 12:00pm

Chatswood Chase

Accessibility Basics: Using iPad and iPhone with Hearing Loss
For those who are deaf or hard of hearing, iOS 10 offers amazing assistive technologies to help communicate and enjoy more content. This workshop introduces you to iPad and iPhone features like FaceTime, LED Flash for Alerts, and vibrating alerts that you can use every day.
11:30am to 12:30pm

Hornsby

Accessibility Basics: Assistive Learning Tools on iPad and iPhone
Minimising visual clutter can help those with cognitive and learning disabilities stay focussed. Join us as we explore how Guided Access allows family members, teachers, and caregivers to keep the attention on learning. We’ll show how Speak Screen, iTunes, and Dictionary can offer even more learning support.
9:45am to 10:45am

Accessibility Basics: Using iPad and iPhone with Hearing Loss
For those who are deaf or hard of hearing, iOS 10 offers amazing assistive technologies to help communicate and enjoy more content. This workshop introduces you to iPad and iPhone features like FaceTime, LED Flash for Alerts, and vibrating alerts that you can use every day.
11:30am to 12:30pm

Accessibility Basics: Using iPad and iPhone with Reduced Mobility
Discover how assistive mobility features built into iOS can simplify iPad and iPhone for those who have difficulties handling their device.
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Miranda

Accessibility Basics: Using iPad and iPhone with Vision Loss
Discover how to interact with iPad and iPhone with vision loss. We’ll use Larger Dynamic Type for larger text and Magnifier to make an object easier to see.
9:30am to 10:30am

Accessibility Basics: VoiceOver for iPad and iPhone
For people with vision loss, this workshop is a great introduction to VoiceOver, the assistive technology that offers amazing access to iOS.
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Penrith

Accessibility Basics: Using iPad and iPhone with Vision Loss
Discover how to interact with iPad and iPhone with vision loss. We’ll use Larger Dynamic Type for larger text and Magnifier to make an object easier to see.
12:00pm to 1:00pm

ACT

Canberra

Accessibility Basics: Assistive Learning Tools on iPad and iPhone
In this workshop, we’ll explore how Guided Access helps keep the learning focussed for those with cognitive and learning disabilities.
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Accessibility Basics: Using iPad and iPhone with Hearing Loss
For those who are deaf or hard of hearing, iOS 10 offers amazing assistive technologies to help communicate and enjoy more content. This workshop introduces you to iPad and iPhone features like FaceTime, LED Flash for Alerts, and vibrating alerts that you can use every day.
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Accessibility Basics: Using iPad and iPhone with Vision Loss
Discover how to interact with iPad and iPhone with vision loss. We’ll use Larger Dynamic Type for larger text and Magnifier to make an object easier to see.
11:00am to 12:00pm

SA

Rundle Place

Accessibility Basics: Using Mac with Vision Loss
Discover the different ways to interact with Mac for those with vision loss. This workshop will explore assistive technologies like Zoom, and some of its capabilities. We’ll help you start a document in Pages using Zoom or ask Siri to perform a search for documents in Finder.
10:30am to 11:30am

VIC

Chadstone

Accessibility Basics: Using iPad and iPhone with Vision Loss
Discover how to interact with iPad and iPhone with vision loss. We’ll use Larger Dynamic Type for larger text and Magnifier to make an object easier to see.
9:30am to 10:30am

Doncaster

Accessibility Basics: Assistive Learning Tools on iPad and iPhone
Minimising visual clutter can help those with cognitive and learning disabilities stay focussed. Join us as we explore how Guided Access allows family members, teachers, and caregivers to keep the attention on learning. We’ll show how Speak Screen, iTunes, and Dictionary can offer even more learning support.
2:30pm to 3:30pm

Accessibility Basics: Using iPad and iPhone with Hearing Loss
For those who are deaf or hard of hearing, iOS 10 offers amazing assistive technologies to help communicate and enjoy more content. This workshop introduces you to iPad and iPhone features like FaceTime, LED Flash for Alerts, and vibrating alerts that you can use every day.
11:00am to 12:00pm

Fountain Gate

Accessibility Basics: Using iPad and iPhone with Vision Loss
Discover how to interact with iPad and iPhone with vision loss. We’ll use Larger Dynamic Type for larger text and Magnifier to make an object easier to see.
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Accessibility Basics: Using iPad and iPhone with Hearing Loss
For those who are deaf or hard of hearing, iOS 10 offers amazing assistive technologies to help communicate and enjoy more content. This workshop introduces you to iPad and iPhone features like FaceTime, LED Flash for Alerts, and vibrating alerts that you can use every day.
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Highpoint

Accessibility Basics: Using iPad and iPhone with Hearing Loss
For those who are deaf or hard of hearing, iOS 10 offers amazing assistive technologies to help communicate and enjoy more content. This workshop introduces you to iPad and iPhone features like FaceTime, LED Flash for Alerts, and vibrating alerts that you can use every day.
9:00am to 10:00am

Accessibility Basics: Using iPad and iPhone with Vision Loss
Discover how to interact with iPad and iPhone with vision loss. We’ll use Larger Dynamic Type for larger text and Magnifier to make an object easier to see.
7:30pm to 8:30pm

Southland

Accessibility Basics: Using iPad and iPhone with Reduced Mobility
Discover how assistive mobility features built into iOS can simplify iPad and iPhone for those who have difficulties handling their device.
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Accessibility Basics: Using Mac with Vision Loss
Discover the different ways to interact with Mac for those with vision loss. This workshop will explore assistive technologies like Zoom, and some of its capabilities. We’ll help you start a document in Pages using Zoom or ask Siri to perform a search for documents in Finder.
2:30pm to 3:30pm

Accessibility Basics: VoiceOver for iPad and iPhone
For people with vision loss, this workshop is a great introduction to VoiceOver, the assistive technology that offers amazing access to iOS.
9:30am to 10:30am

Accessibility Basics: VoiceOver for Mac
This workshop is an introduction to VoiceOver on your Mac. We’ll show you how VoiceOver gives customisable control to those with vision loss.
11:00am to 12:00pm

WA

Garden City Perth

Accessibility Basics: Assistive Learning Tools on iPad and iPhone
Minimising visual clutter can help those with cognitive and learning disabilities stay focussed. Join us as we explore how Guided Access allows family members, teachers, and caregivers to keep the attention on learning. We’ll show how Speak Screen, iTunes, and Dictionary can offer even more learning support.
1:15pm to 2:15pm

Accessibility Basics: Using iPad and iPhone with Vision Loss
Discover how to interact with iPad and iPhone with vision loss. We’ll use Larger Dynamic Type for larger text and Magnifier to make an object easier to see.
2:45pm to 3:45pm

Accessibility Basics: VoiceOver for iPad and iPhone
For people with vision loss, this workshop is a great introduction to VoiceOver, the assistive technology that offers amazing access to iOS.
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Perth City

Accessibility Basics: Assistive Learning Tools on Mac
In this workshop, we’ll discover how Simple Finder streamlines the experience for those with cognitive and leaning disabilities.
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Accessibility Basics: Using iPad and iPhone with Hearing Loss
For those who are deaf or hard of hearing, iOS 10 offers amazing assistive technologies to help communicate and enjoy more content. This workshop introduces you to iPad and iPhone features like FaceTime, LED Flash for Alerts, and vibrating alerts that you can use every day.
9:00am to 10:00am

Accessibility Basics: Using iPad and iPhone with Vision Loss
Discover how to interact with iPad and iPhone with vision loss. We’ll use Larger Dynamic Type for larger text and Magnifier to make an object easier to see.
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Accessibility Basics: VoiceOver for iPad and iPhone
For people with vision loss, this workshop is a great introduction to VoiceOver, the assistive technology that offers amazing access to iOS.
2:00pm to 3:00pm