Accessibility Training

Android mobile phones and tablets have functionality built in that make them easier to useĀ even though you may be blind or have low vision.

For example, if you are blind, you can make your Android device talk back to you as you click around on the screen, much like screen readers you may have used on a computer would do. Likewise, if you have low vision, you can tell your Android device to have all text on the screen displayed in the largest possible font size to make it easier to read. Larger text is also helpful if you are blind because having larger text reduces the number of things displayed on the screen, and in turn makes it much easier to click on the right items. Lastly, if you have low vision, you can also get your Android device to zoom in on any area of your screen to enlarge it as you would do with a magnifying glass.

Below are four settings we recommend you change to make your Android phone or tablet more accessible and friendly to use. For this one-time setup, it would best to have a loved one or friend helping you in setting it up together with you.
Make Your Phone Talk
TalkBack feature makes your Android device talk to you
Make Your Phone Wait for You
Explore by Touch feature describes each item that your finger moves over on the screen of your Android device
Make Text as Large as Possible
Large Text feature displays text on the screen in the largest possible font your Android device can show
Zoom in with Magnifying Glass
Magnification Gestures feature allows you to look at any area of your screen with greatly enlarged zoom
Once you have made these changes that make your Android phone or tablet more accessible, your phone behaves a little differently than it would for all your friends who are sighted. Let us examine together how you would now use some of the basic applications that are part of any Android device.

Navigate through Your Contacts
Contacts list allows you to find the people you know by moving your finger up and down the screen