Accessibility Tips

How to use VoiceOver for visual accessibility on iPhone and iPad

The iPhone and iPad have some great accessibility features for people with hearing and sight impairments that makes using iOS more enjoyable, and less frustrating. For visually impaired individuals, the VoiceOver feature allows your iPhone or iPad to speak selections and add custom gestures so you know exactly what you're tapping on before selecting it. You just need to enabled it first.

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How to restrict access to iTunes, App Store, and iBooks with parental controls for iPhone and iPad

Before letting a child or teenager loose with an iPhone or iPad, you may decide that you don't want them to be able to purchase content without your consent. If blocking in-app purchases isn't enough, you can completely limit their access to the App Store, iTunes, and iBooks through restrictions. This way they can't purchase any content without asking.

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How to use Speak Selection for better accessibility on your iPhone and iPad

iPhones and iPads have great accessibility features that make them more inclusive and easier to use for everyone. The Speak Selection feature is an accessibility option that reads aloud specific text you've selected, for example, a paragraph on a web page. This makes it ideal for any time you have visual difficulty making out text because of small size or style, have dyslexia or are just learning a written language, or for any reason just want the words spoken to improve understanding. You can even have words highlighted as they're read to aid in comprehension, and adjust dialect and speed so you or a family member can better follow along.

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How to enable on/off button labels for better accessibility on iPhone and iPad

When you're changing settings on your iPhone and iPad, you typically end up toggling a switch on or off in order to do so. For most folks, this works perfectly fine. However, if you've got a visual impairment, you may want a representation of whether switches are actually toggled on or off. Luckily iOS comes with On/Off labels that to just that. All you've got to do is enable them!

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How to use zoom for visual accessibility on your iPhone or iPad

If you have a visual impairment that makes it difficult for you to read text or see icons on your iPhone or iPad, the zoom feature is a great accessibility option that allows you to magnify text and even your Home screen, but only when you need to. While larger and bolder text helps, enabling zoom adds even more flexibility on the fly. All you've got to do is enable it first!

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How to change Siri's language on iPhone and iPad

Siri is available in dozens of languages throughout the world. Just like you can change Siri's gender, you can also change its language. This is a great feature to remember if you or someone you know lives in a bi-lingual home, or if your iPhone or iPad didn't come out of the box with Siri programmed to your native language.

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How to use the flash on your iPhone as a LED notification light

Notification Center can make your iPhone beep or buzz when a new alert comes in, but what if you want or need more? What if you're hearing impaired or came from BlackBerry or some other smartphone with an LED notification light? What if you want that on the iPhone? Well, thanks to Apple and iOS Accessibility options, you can turn the LED camera flash into just that!

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Top 10 keyboard shortcuts every new Mac owner needs to know!

If you just picked up your first Mac you may be scratching your head when you look at the keyboard for the first time. It's a little different than the Windows counterpart but that doesn't mean it's any harder to use and navigate. There is no shortage of handy keyboard shortcuts to help you move around OS X as fast and efficiently as possible. Here are the keyboard shortcuts we think every Mac owner should know right from the start:

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How to use VoiceOver on your Apple TV

If you have an Apple TV but find it difficult or impossible to see and navigate the menu system VoiceOver is there to help. An accessibility option meant to help those with visual challenges, VoiceOver "speaks" the controls to you, letting you hear what you can't see. You can even set up shortcuts to turn VoiceOver on and off with just two taps.

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How to darken colors for better visibility in iOS 7.1

iOS 7 brought with it a new, unified palette for everything from icons to interface elements, including the tint colors give to the new "naked" style text buttons. Unfortunately for some people those tint colors are just a little bit too bright to be read comfortably, especially on the primarily white backgrounds. Luckily, iOS 7.1 gives you the ability to darken those colors and hopefully make them much more legible. Best of all, it's easy to do!

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