Apple Music Visualizer is a new feature in Apple Music that translates music into visuals for the deaf and hard of hearing.
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• I listen to music every single day. It’s plays a huge role in my life. It’s one of the few things that keeps me in my zone.
• The videos do help understand what the music is exactly about than my imagination.
• I use to use hearing aids but I got tired of the constant need of replacing them when they get dirty.
• The most important thing is to understand and interpret the context of a song.
• I think that everyone has their own way to interpret music.
• If the music isn’t playing on my iPhone, it’s definitely the vibrations.
• I just got a new cochlear implant recently where it connects the music I play on my iPhone directly into my cochlear, Bluetooth. I’ve been able to enjoy music now like never before. I appreciate it more because I can hear it directly.
• But if there are no lyrics, I love the vibrations of the instruments.
Videos with lyrics are help build connections
Some people can hear certain pitches
Understanding the context of the song is key
Everyone interprets songs differently
Some people may not know sign language
Vibrations play a crucial role
Apple already has its own system for accessibility. With a simple addition to the hearing section under Accessibility, you can easily enable Apple Music Visualizer.
Out of the 5 areas inside iPhone’s Apple Music, the hearing ability test will take place in the ‘For You' section for the first time users.
After the user takes the test, the original ‘For You' features will return and users will be able to change the visualizer settings.
Easily turn on and off Apple Music Visualizer in Accessibility Settings.
Take the hearing ability test to inform yourself as well as Apple Music, and let it handle it from there.
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