Accessibility

One of the downsides to being a senior is that things like hearing, sight and touch get less effective.
Most ICT devices provide adjustments to assist with these losses.

Listed below are some basic steps to start customising your device to better suit your needs.
None of the changes are permanent so you can try them and then go back to the original if you don't like the change.

The changes can include:

  • increase the size of text
  • change the contrast of the screen
  • make the device speak the text on the screen
  • change the touch screen sensitivity

Smartphones

Tap the Settings app
Scroll until you find (Android) Accessibility or (iPhone) General then scroll to Accessibility
Tap the Accessibility option to see a range of settings
Experiment with these to get the best settings for your needs

(these steps are similar to those shown below for an Android tablet)

Tablets/iPads

Tap the Settings app. (example shown on an Android tablet screen)

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Scroll until you find (Android) Accessibility or (iPad) tap General then scroll to Accessibility

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Tap the Accessibility option to see a range of settings
Experiment with these to get the best settings for your needs

Computers

In Windows 10, open the Settings window
Find the Ease of Access option and click on it (at red arrow in the image below)
There are a range of options to try
Experiment with these to get the best settings for your needs.
There are ease of access options on other versions of Windows.

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Apple computers vary a little.
Click here to get more information

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