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Device Accessibility Guide2018-12-31T16:34:57+00:00

Enabling accessibility for Android 4.0 and above
For phones running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and above, Accessibility will be turned on from the initial set-up screen. After turning on your phone for the first time, use your finger to draw a closed rectangle starting at the top-left corner of your phone’s touchscreen. Draw a straight line from the top-left corner to the top-right, then to the bottom-right, then bottom-left, and finally back to the top-left. Your device will beep when it recognizes your signal. It may take several attempts to draw the rectangle within the screen bounds.

Once you have enabled Accessibility, your phone will open a tutorial introducing the Accessibility features available in Android 4.0. You may skip the tutorial using the “Skip” button at the bottom-right of the screen.

Upon completion of the tutorial, your phone will return to the initial set-up screen and you may finish setting up your phone.

You can view video tutorial for out of the box setup here

Enabling accessibility for Android 3.1 and below
Accessibility is turned off on new Android phones running Android 3.1 by default. You need few steps to enable accessibility. Once enabled, your phone will remember these setting and you’ll be able to do everything else yourself.
Steps to enable accessibility:

1. If your phone is asking you for a Google Account or it’s in the system tutorial mode, press the button to skip it and do it later.
2. Press the Menu button. Every Android phone has a Menu button on the front.
3. Press Settings.
4. Open Text-To-Speech settings (it might be inside “Voice input & output settings”). Click “Listen to an example”. If it doesn’t play, try clicking “Install voice data”, below. You can also adjust the speech rate and language here.
5. Go back to the main Settings screen and open Accessibility settings.
6. Press the checkbox next to Accessibility. Say OK to the alert asking if you’re sure you want to do this.
7. Press the checkbox next to TalkBack. Say OK to the alert.
8. Press the checkbox next to KickBack. Say OK to the alert. KickBack provides haptic feedback using the phone’s vibrational motor. It is especially useful when you need to occasionally use the touch screen.

Enabling accessibility for IOS (iPhone, iPad)
The most recent upgrade operating system for ipod touch, ipad, and iphone gives various new accessibility characteristics for those that need support in exploring the gadget. Some of these characteristics incorporate Voice Over, Zoom, Large Text, White on Black, and Speak Selection. This article will walk you through the methodology of enabling accessibility features on your idevice of decision.
Steps for enabling accessibility
1. Tap the Settings app from your device’s home screen.
2. Tap “General” from within the settings app.
3. Tap “Accessibility” from within the General settings page. From within this page you can enable accessibility features such as Voice Over, Zoom, Large Text, White on Black, Speak Selection, and Speak Auto-text.

Enabling Accessibility on Windows Phone
Please refer to the following article to help enable accessibility on Windows phone.

Enabling Accessibility on Mac OS X and Mavericks
Accessibility features are available via system preferences under ‘Universal Access’.
Please refer to the following help article to enable Accessibility features on Mac OS X

Enabling Accessibility on Windows 7 & 8
Accessibility features are available via the control panel under accessibility options.

Please refer to the following help article to enable Accessibility features on Windows
If you encounter any difficulties or have any problems finding or enabling accessibility options on your device(s), please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to assist you.
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