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Smartphone Accessibility Tips

Whether you have an Iphone or Android - here are some tips you might want to take advantage of:

There are many accessibility tips for iPhone users. Here are a few tips:

  1. VoiceOver: This feature reads out loud the text on your screen, making it easier for people with visual impairments to use the iPhone.
  2. Adjust Text Size, Button Shapes and more: This feature allows you to change the size of the text and buttons on your screen to make them easier to read and interact with.
  3. Display and Text Size: This allows users to adjust the size of the display and text to help with visibility.
  4. Zoom: This allows users to zoom in on text and images for better visibility.
  5. Magnifier: This uses the iPhone's camera to zoom in and provide a magnified view of an object.
  6. Sound Recognition: Allows the user to set up notifications for certain sounds- like a smoke alarm, doorbell, or crying baby to alert them even when they're not paying attention to their phone.
  7. Back Tap: Double tapping the back of the iPhone in a gliding motion to access apps or accessibility features.
  8. Guided Access: Helps users stay focused on a particular task or app by limiting access to other features.
  9. Color Filters: Adjusts the screen color based on visual needs.
  10. Siri and Dictation: Allows users to use voice commands and dictation to control the phone without needing to touch the screen.

Here are some accessibility tips for Android:

  1. Use TalkBack screen reader: This feature reads out loud the text on your screen, making it easier for people with visual impairments to use Android devices.
  2. Display and text size: This allows users to adjust the size of the display and text to help with visibility.
  3. Use captions: This allows users to enable closed captions for videos they watch or real-time captions in video calls.
  4. Use sound recognition: This allows users to set up notifications for certain sounds- like a smoke alarm, doorbell, or crying baby to alert them even when they're not paying attention to their phone.
  5. Use accessibility apps: There are many accessibility apps available on the Google Play Store that can help users with various disabilities.
  6. Use braille displays: This feature helps people who are blind or partially sighted to use Android devices.
  7. Use captions for audio: This allows users to display captions for audio content such as podcasts.
  8. Use high contrast mode: This feature helps users with low vision to see the screen more clearly.
  9. Label elements: Users must be able to understand the content and purpose of each interactive and meaningful UI element within the app.
  10. Use proper heading structure: Sections of content broken up by headings need the proper structure to support screen reader navigation.