top of page

Product Details - more information

Apple - Accessibility

Apple - Accessibility

These software settings can make life easier with benefits to productivity, engagement, inclusion, and independence aiding those with challenges to hearing, vision, anxiety, mobility etc.


 CLICK HERE to read more about Apple Accessibility


CLICK HERE   for a range of HOW-TO videos, setting up Apple Accessibility


These powerful software settings and  assistive features are inbuilt into all Apple devices for those with specific needs or challenges.


A tap. A word. A million possibilities.

We build powerful assistive features into Apple products to give people with physical limitations greater control over their lives. You can navigate your Mac, iOS, or iPadOS device using just your voice or with a single tap through Switch Control. You can also customise Multi-Touch gestures to work best for you or control HomeKit-enabled accessories by voicing simple commands.


VISION  - Sometimes a word is worth a thousand pictures.

Apple devices let you compose a text or email without seeing the screen. You can take a perfect group selfie just by hearing how many faces are in the frame. Using these features may feel like magic, but it’s very much by design.  


VoiceOver tells you what’s happening on your screen.VoiceOver describes exactly what’s happening on your iPhone, Mac, Apple Watch or Apple TV, so you can navigate your device just by listening. Apple’s built-in apps support VoiceOver, which will talk you through tasks you do with them.


Display & Text Size settings

Use display and text size preferences on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. With iOS accessibility features for the display, you can enlarge your text, make it bold, increase contrast, apply colour filters, use Smart Invert, control auto-brightness and more.  


If you have colour blindness or other vision challenges, you can adjust the view on your Mac, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch and Apple TV so it works better for you. Choose from a preset range of colour filters on your iPhone or iPad or fine-tune them. And turn on Invert Colours on all your devices to instantly change the values and create more contrast.

Voice Control

With Voice Control, you can navigate and interact with your device by using your voice to tap, swipe, type, and more.

Braille commands with VoiceOver

Learn common Braille commands for VoiceOver navigation.

Screen Curtain with VoiceOver

Turn off your display for privacy or if you don't need to use it.

RTT or TTY calls

Answer or make RTT or TTY (Real-time text/Text Telephone) calls with your iPhone.

Made for iPhone hearing devices

Use these devices so you can stream audio, answer phone calls, adjust settings, and more.

Live Listen

Live Listen can help you hear a conversation in a noisy room or hear someone speaking across the room.  Whether you’re having dinner in a loud restaurant or taking a class in a crowded lecture hall, Live Listen lets you fine-tune your Made for iPhone hearing aids and AirPods to help you hear more clearly.

1 For quiet conversations, move your iPhone or iPad closer to the people who are speaking, and the built-in microphone will amplify what they’re saying.

Closed captions and subtitles

Alternative audio languages, closed captioning, subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing, and audio-described content is available for some video content.


Adjust volume, lock your screen, use multi-finger gestures, and more with just a tap.

Reduce Motion

Turn off screen effects or screen movement on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

iPhone is built to be as accessible as it is personal. Voice Control is a powerful new way to control your iPhone using just your voice. Switch Control lets you navigate onscreen keyboards and menus with a single tap.

And AssistiveTouch lets you turn a pinch into a tap or customise other gestures to fit your needs. iOS devices are filled with accessibility features like these, aimed at helping people who are deaf or hard of hearing use their devices:

Made for iPhone hearing aids Live Listen Visual alerts RTT calls FaceTime video calls Video subtitles Voice Control Tell your iPhone exactly what you want to do. Voice Control lets you fully control your iPhone using only your voice.1 A comprehensive set of commands makes it easy to quickly open and interact with your favourite apps.

And you can navigate virtually any app through numbered labels alongside clickable items or by superimposing a grid to precisely select, zoom and drag. Voice Control A more efficient way to write and edit. Voice Control provides the latest advances in audio-to-text transcription.

And with rich text editing commands, making corrections or formatting changes is incredibly efficient. You can say things like “Replace ‘I’m almost there’ with ‘I just arrived’”, or “Move up two lines. Select previous word. Capitalise that.” — and your iPhone does it.

If you want to correct or change a word or emoji, simply ask and you’ll get a list of suggested replacements. And Voice Control understands contextual cues, so you can seamlessly transition between text dictation and commands.

For example, say “Happy Birthday. Tap send.” in Messages, and Voice Control sends “Happy Birthday” — just as you intended. You can also say “Delete that”, and it knows to delete what you just wrote.

bottom of page