Are The New iPhones Accessible Without The Home Key?

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There is an ongoing debate in many of the blindness groups I belong to on Social Media in regards to whether or not the iPhone 10 and later is useable and accessible for the blind. I demonstrate how to acquaint yourself to the phone with no home key and the gesture one uses to unlock the screen to access both the Home Screen as well as the App Switcher. I also share my experiences in learning the iPhone xr and try to answer the question of whether or not you should upgrade to the latest and gratest iPhone.