Accessibility tips and tricks to make use of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus easier – Smartphones are really nice to have but learning how some smartphones work can be tricky. Apple has included a few assistive technologies to their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to make the experience even much more pleasant. What’s even better is that these amazing inclusions are great for people who have visual and hearing impairments and those who have problems with physical and motor skills.
People can use their iPhones and read with fewer distractions by using Safari Reader which reduces visual clutter such as ads and buttons so that the reader can focus on what they are reading. This can be done by tapping the lined paragraph icon next to the web address in Safari. Texts can also be made bigger and bolder, increase background contrast to improve legibility and also zoom in on texts and images to magnify elements on the screen up to 1 500%. These can be enabled in Settings under General then Accessibility.
Voice Over screen reader enables people to interact with their iPhone even when they can’t see the screen. People can also draw letters on the screen and have them translated into text in Mail, Notes and other apps. People that want to get really fancy with their devices, can change the dialect of the voice over on their iPhone. These can also be enabled in Accessibility. Voice over can also use Maps to let people know where they are and give them nearby landmarks, the Camera app tells how many people are in a shot and where they are on a screen while in Photos people can know the date of a photo, orientation and the lighting.
iPhone users can also have personalised vibration alerts where they can create patterns for incoming messages and FaceTime calls. Sign language conversation is also easy using FaceTime video call. Closed captions can also be used to watch movies and TV shows.
People can also control their iPhone using third-party Bluetooth switches or with head movements and the device’s camera. AssistiveTouch helps to create custom gestures which can be used to control the Iphone, which allows for the user to perform multiple actions using just one finger. Users can also change the speed required to activate Double- and Triple-click Home commands. These can also be found in Settings under Accessibility.
For more accessibility tricks and tips for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, visit www.apple.com.