fucking around with iOS accessibility features and realizing it's helpful to me

I've already been using reduce motion / reduce transparency for years, but

assistivetouch is very cool??

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it has a "reboot" button that just has a dialog box to reboot, no holding down a button and swiping and then turning it back on.

it has "scroll to top" and "scroll to bottom"; the former is possible by tapping the clock (at least on the iphone 8??) but breaks when you're in a call or have a device tethering internet, I'm not aware of a way to do the latter

it has a control center button which is great because I find it very difficult to open when a keyboard is open

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and the screenshot button helpfully hides the assistivetouch menu and icon before taking the screenshot (which is fine 99% of the time and not fine in the 1% of time you want to take a screenshot of the assistivetouch menu but I get it)

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and it can just run shortcuts from the shortcuts app!!

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also like I will still always thank apple for normalizing "reduce motion" enough to get it into CSS media queries

webkit.org/blog/7551/responsiv

it recently landed in chrome and firefox and it's been one of the best "hidden" features for me personally

a couple weeks ago I asked the corporate brand team to sprinkle some prefers-reduced-motion in their CSS and they deployed it live 16 hours later and asked for my feedback. I was so incredibly happy.

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