Learn how to use GARI by
- reading through these instructions
- or watching this video guide (don't forget to turn on the closed captioning!)
Many of today's mainstream mobile phones and tablets offer a number of accessibility features. The following collection of links tries to put together a number of resources describing how to find these features in your device and how to use them.
Several manufacturers of mobile phones and tablets have dedicated websites explaining about the accessibility features in their devices:
- Apple: iOS. A wide range of features for a wide range of needs.
- BlackBerry: Access your world with BlackBerry 10
- LG: Mobile Accessibility: Today, mobile devices are about more than just making calls and sending texts.
- Motorola: Device Access Features. Everyone's needs are different.
- Microsoft (Nokia): Accessibility enables people of all abilities to realize their full potential. & Accessibility on the Windows Phone
- Samsung: Mobile Accessibility: Technology Accessible to Everyone & Samsung Accessibility
- Sony: Accessibility: We think about the needs of the individual and aspire to create intelligent solutions that enable everyone to be heard, wherever they are and however they need to communicate.
Presentations & Handbooks
- Wireless Independence Now! A review of accessibility features on smartphone, phablets and tablets by wireless RERC
- This summary of a mobile accessibility workshop organised by Wireless RERC contains several slides explaining where to find the accessibility settings on iOS and Android devices and how to activate and use them. The explanations contain screenshots of the OS platforms, making it easy to follow the path to the accessibility settings on your own device.
- incobs. informs about technologies for blind and low vision people: A comparison of speech output of VoiceOver, TalkBack and Narrator
- OASIS, a non-profit educational organization in the US, promoting healthy ageing, published a free handbook on mobile accessibility: Make your mobile devices easier to see, hear and use
Videos by peers
The following videos show you how to use the accessibility features built into your phones and tablets:
- Accessibility features on iOS: An overview of the Accessibility Features within iOS. These features are available on the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad.
- Motorola Moto X and Android Kit Kat review for the blind by The Chicago Lighthouse Adaptive Technology Center
These podcasts give explanations on accessibility features in Android:
Here you find comparisons of assistive apps on Android and iOS:
These podcasts give explanations on accessibility features in iOS:
Here you find an easy-read guide on how to use your mobile phone: