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Many of today's mainstream mobile phones and tablets offer a number of accessibility features. The following collection of links tries to put together a number of resources describing how to find these features in your device and how to use them.
Several manufacturers of mobile phones and tablets have dedicated websites explaining about the accessibility features in their devices:
- Apple: iOS. A wide range of features for a wide range of needs.
- BlackBerry: Access your world with BlackBerry 10
- LG: Mobile Accessibility: Today, mobile devices are about more than just making calls and sending texts.
- Motorola: Device Access Features. Everyone's needs are different.
- Microsoft (Nokia): Accessibility enables people of all abilities to realize their full potential. & Accessibility on the Windows Phone
- Samsung: Mobile Accessibility: Technology Accessible to Everyone & Samsung Accessibility
- Sony: Accessibility: We think about the needs of the individual and aspire to create intelligent solutions that enable everyone to be heard, wherever they are and however they need to communicate.
The MWF is publishing a series of short videos explaining where in the device to find the accessibility features and how to switch them on or off. The first few videos on enabling dictation, inverting colours, adding photos to contacts, activating LED flash, and activating spoken text, are already to be found on the MWF's Youtube channel.
More videos will be added throughout the year.
Presentations & Handbooks
- Wireless Independence Now! A review of accessibility features on smartphone, phablets and tablets by wireless RERC
- This summary of a mobile accessibility workshop organised by Wireless RERC contains several slides explaining where to find the accessibility settings on iOS and Android devices and how to activate and use them. The explanations contain screenshots of the OS platforms, making it easy to follow the path to the accessibility settings on your own device.
- incobs. informs about technologies for blind and low vision people: A comparison of speech output of VoiceOver, TalkBack and Narrator
- OASIS, a non-profit educational organization in the US, promoting healthy ageing, published a free handbook on mobile accessibility: Make your mobile devices easier to see, hear and use
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