Blind and low vision users who want to test-drive the Apple Watch’s accessibility features can call 1-800-692-7753 and make a special Apple Store appointment to try on a fully functional model.
Since Apple’s release of VoiceOver in 2009, the iPhone has become the flagship product for what the National Federation of the Blind calls a “revolutionary breakthrough” in access. And they’re not exaggerating, either. The independence, information, and entertainment that the iPhone has given to its blind and low vision users has made it the go-to device when it comes to accessible technology.
Testing the Apple Watch as a blind consumer is now as easy as making a single phone call and scheduling an appointment. The number is 1-800-692-7753 (US and Canada), and all you need to do is say you would like a Watch appointment, and then pick your Apple store. Make sure to specify that you would like to test its accessibility features, and they will have someone fully equipped to show you how it all works.
Note: Be advised that, though you do not need to bring anything to the appointment, the Watch itself is meant to function only in tandem with an iPhone.
Apple has an accessibility page that has great information about using VoiceOver on Mac, iOS devices, Apple Watch, and Apple TV! Check it out at the link below!