Accessibility in IOS devices
To enable accessibility features on an IOS device, go to Settings and select Accessibility. IOS devices such as iPhones and iPads have a comprehensive range of accessibility tools. Such as:
A screen reader describes aloud what’s on the screen. The screen reader can read e-mail messages, web pages, and more. As you dig into these settings, you’ll see that you can use phonetics, change the pitch, alter the speaking rate, and more.
This tool is a screen magnifier for those who are visually challenged. To zoom, double-tap the screen with three fingers, and drag three fingers to move around the screen. Double-tap the screen with three fingers again to zoom back out.
You can enlarge the text in Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Messages, and Notes from a range of 20pt (points) up to 56pt. Don’t worry if you don’t know exactly what these point sizes mean. You’ll see a sample of the text on the screen.
The colors on the iPhone can be reversed to provide a higher contrast for people with poor eyesight. The screen sort of resembles a film negative.
When the Speak Selection setting is on, you’ll see a Speak button when you select text. The Speak Auto-Text option allows the iPhone to automatically speak autocorrections and capitalizations.
The Guided Access can support those with learning challenges, including autism, attention, and sensory challenges. The Guided Access setting makes the iPad stay within apps by disabling the Home button, which you normally use to exit out of an app. Essentially, it locks the iPad in place with a single app
The iPhone can communicate with hearing aids through Bluetooth.
If you suffer hearing loss in one ear, the iPhone can combine the right and left audio channels so that both can be heard in either earbuds or earpods, or any speakers connected to the iPhone’s audio jack. You can drag a volume slider left or right to raise or lower the volume, respectively, in one channel or the other.
Turn on this setting if you need to use an adaptive accessory such as a joystick because of difficulties touching the screen. Plus, when this setting is on, you can create your own custom gestures.
Slow down the speed required to double or triple-click the Home button, which is next on the list of Accessibility options.