AAPL Stock: 122.99 ( -0.39 )

Printed from

Steve Jobs set to win Vision Awards title

updated 12:40 pm EDT, Fri September 3, 2010

Likely attributable to Apple accessibility tech

Apple CEO Steve Jobs will be getting a Lifetime Achievement in Technology award from the Vision Awards come September 23rd, says the Beverly Hills Courier. The Awards were founded in 1972, and grant recognition to "pioneering visionaries" in the fields of music, movies, TV, technology, medical research and leadership. The group is primarily concerned with fighting blindness, and has a number of celebrity supporters such as Barbara Walters and Colin Farrell.

It is not known if Jobs will accept his award in person at the Beverly Hilton ceremony, as the CEO is selective about which events he attends. A number of other celebrities are being honored this year however, such as anchorman Dan Rather, inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil, and Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

Jobs' award is most likely connected to the accessibility features in Mac OS and more recently iOS. Despite being based on a touchscreen, for example, the iPad can be set to read out onscreen text, or verbally describe the items underneath a person's finger.

by MacNN Staff





  1. facebook_Seth

    Via Facebook

    Joined: Sep 2010



    Why do you guys always pull stories from 9to5mac without attributing? Certainly it can't feel good?

  1. famalegoods129

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Jordan six generations, store

    HOT SELL Product Brand is below:
    ,nike shoes,air jordan shoes,nike s h o x shoes,gucci shoes ,true religion jeans, ed hardy jeans,coogi jeans,affliction jeans, Laguna Beach Jeans,ed hardy T-shirts,Coogi T-shirts,Christian Audigier T-shirts,Gucci T-shirts,Polo T-shirts,coach handbag,gucci handbag,prada handbag,chanel handbag .

    free shipping

    New to Hong Kong : Winter Dress

    New era cap $9
    Air jordan(1-24)shoes $33
    Nike s h o x(R4,NZ,OZ,TL1,TL2,TL3) $33
    Handbags(Coach lv fendi d&g) $33
    Tshirts (Polo ,ed hardy,lacoste) $16
    Jean(True Religion,ed hardy,coogi) $30
    Sunglasses(Oakey,coach,gucci,Armaini) $12
    Bikini (Ed hardy,polo) $18

    Come back tomorrow for another Daily Dose of Style! Bookmark this page >>

  1. facebook_Justin

    Via Facebook

    Joined: Sep 2010


    comment title

    This man deserves any award he can get. He has done more for computer technology then any other person on the planet and has shown that it is possible for the CEO of a major corporation to actually be a caring person.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to be a popular notebook with professional users and prosumers looking for the ultimate ...

Typo keyboard for iPad

Following numerous legal shenanigans between Typo -- a company founded in part by Ryan Seacrest -- and the clear object of his physica ...

Entry-level 27-inch Retina iMac

The 27-inch Apple iMac with 5K Retina display is already one of the best value-for-money Macs that Apple has ever released. It was som ...


Most Commented