Tim Cook speaking at the graduation ceremony at Gallaudet University –

Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered his commencement address in Washington DC today at Gallaudet University. Gallaudet is a university for the deaf and hard of hearing that has partnered with Apple to create inclusive products.

Cook’s speech comes after Apple TV+’s CODA film about a deaf adult’s child won a grand prize at the Oscars back in March. Presented by CODA star Marley Matlin, Tim Cook talked about Apple’s enduring commitment to accessibility in his keynote.

The CEO continued to ask graduates what it takes to build a meaningful and fulfilling life. “No one can answer this question for you, including myself. No iPhone feature can come to the rescue. The AI ​​is good, but not that good.”

In addition, during the commencement speech, Cook gave life and professional advice to the 2022 graduates. He specifically mentioned how Apple’s partnership with Gallaudet helped create a guide to help people find deaf-owned businesses on Apple Maps. Cook also discusses Apple’s strong commitment to fighting climate change and improving consumer privacy.

“Whatever you do, be guided by your values,” he tells the class of 2022.

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You can watch Tim Cook’s full opening speech at Gallaudet University on YouTube.