How do I use accessibility tools on my mobile device?
When using iOS, you can use VoiceOver, Apple’s built-in screen reader. To turn on VoiceOver, you can activate Siri and say “Turn on VoiceOver” and to turn it off, say “Turn off VoiceOver”. If you’ve set up an Accessibility Shortcut, triple-click the side button or Home button, depending on your iPhone model. You can also use Control Center. Go to Settings, click Control Center, and then tap the plus (+) button next to the accessibility features you want to use. The last option is to select Settings, click Accessibility, and then turn the VoiceOver setting either on or off.
When using Android, you can use TalkBack, Android’s built-in screen reader. To turn on or off TalkBack, find both volume keys on the side of your phone and then press and hold theVolume Keys for 3 seconds. You can activate Google Assistant and say “Turn on TalkBack” or “Turn off TalkBack”. The last option is to open Settings, select Accessibility, click TalkBack, turn Use TalkBack on or off, then select Ok.
How do I find and use a screen reader?
When using a Windows PC, use the built-in Narrator program. To start and stop Narrator, press the Windows logo key + Ctrl + Enter.
When using a Mac, choose the Apple icon menu, go to System Settings, then click Accessibility in the sidebar. (You may need to scroll down.) Click Spoken Content on the right and turn on “Speak selection”. To use Apples screen reader, press Option + Esc.
When using a Google Chromebook, use their built-in ChromeVox program. Turn ChromeVox on and off from any page by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Z.
How do I change the colors or fonts on a page?
In Safari, you can press Command + Plus (+) or Command + Minus (–) to adjust the text size while reading emails, messages, articles, and webpages.
In Chrome, at the top right, click More, then find and select Settings. On the far-left side, click Appearance, from here you can change font size, or you can select Customize fonts for more font options.
In Microsoft Edge, navigate to Settings and more in the top right corner, select Settings, click on Appearance on the far-left menu, scroll down to the bottom where you will find the option to customize fonts.
In Mozilla FireFox, find the Menu bar at the top of the screen, click Firefox and select Preferences. Click the menu button and select Settings. In the General panel, go down to Language and Appearance. Under Fonts and Colors, use the drop-down menus to select the font and font size of your choice.
How do I zoom in on my screen?
On a Windows PC computer, press the Windows key and plus sign (+) at the same time. Continue pressing plus (+) until you have zoomed in as far as you need. You can also use the Magnifier application under Accessories to zoom in.
On a Mac computer, navigate to System Preferences, open Universal Access, and select the Seeing tab. From there, check the box under Zoom to turn the feature on.
On your Apple device, tap Settings, then General, finally Accessibility, tap the Zoom button and toggle it to “On”.
On a Google Chromebook, at the bottom right, select the time or press Alt + Shift + S. Select Settings, next select Accessibility, under “Display”, turn on Full Screen Magnifier.