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New course! Mobile Accessibility: Making Your Phone and Tablet Easier to See, Hear and Use

Learn to access and use accessibility features included with your mobile device

Author: Ken Charvoz/Thursday, July 09, 2015/Categories: Course updates, Accessibility

We are happy to announce our newest course, Mobile Accessibility: Making Your Phone and Tablet Easier to See, Hear and Use. Mobile devices have features to assist users with vision, hearing, and dexterity loss or decline. This class is a comprehensive introduction to the most popular features that can help overcome these issues and help a user get more out of their device.  This course covers both Android and Apple devices.

Thanks to generous funding from AT&T and the Consumer Electronics Association Foundation, this manual is freely available to anyone for personal or educational use. To get your copy, visit OASIS Connections and look for the Free Course link.

Contents
Welcome! 1
Introduction to mobile accessibility options 2
Devices and Operating System (OS) 2
Conventions used in this manual 2
Navigation notations 2
Apps 3
External devices 3
More resources 4
Introduction to iOS accessibility 5
Determining your OS version 5
Accessibility Shortcut 6
iOS visual accessibility options 7
Larger text 7
Bold Text 7
Increase Contrast 8
Grayscale 8
Invert Colors 8
Reduce Motion 9
Button Shapes 9
Home-click Speed 9
VoiceOver 10
Speak Selection and Speak Screen 10
Zoom 12
Safari Reader 13
iOS vibration notifications 13
iOS features for the hearing impaired 13
LED Flash for Alerts (iPhone only) 14
Mono Audio 14
Phone Noise Cancellation (iPhone only) 14
Hearing aids 14
iOS features for interaction 15
Reachability 15
Introduction to Android accessibility 16
Determining your Android version 17
Android visual accessibility options 17
Wallpaper and backgrounds 17
Android large text settings 18
Android magnification gestures 19
High contrast text 20
Color correction 20
TalkBack 20
Android vibration feedback and alerts 22
Android KitKat 22
Setting up notifications in Lollipop 22
Lollipop keyboard 23
Android manual dexterity options 24
Touch & hold delay 24
Hang up with the power button 24
Double tap home launch 24
Android features for the hearing impaired 25
Captions 25
For more help 25

 
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