Tag Archive: accessibility


Android 7.0: Making accessibility features powerful and intuitive

Android N brings new accessibility options for low-vision users, starting right from the setup process.

Updated August 13, 2016, with information about the final Android Nougat features and APIs.

A pair of really great features of Android N are things that most people won’t ever use — new accessibility options. It’s easy to take your hearing and vision for granted, but there are plenty of folks out there who need a little assistance seeing what’s  [Read More…]

Google is improving accessibility features in Android, Chromebooks and more

Google is making efforts to improve accessibility features in many of its products for users who have hearing, visual or other disabilities. It has posted an overall update on those efforts, which include new features for Android, Chromebooks and more.

Google’s blog says that the upcoming Android N will offer two specific accessibility features:

As part of this update we’re bringing Vision Settings—which lets people control settings like magnification, font size, display  [Read More…]

Android N Developer Preview brings great accessibility improvements

The Android N Developer Preview brings new accessibility options for low-vision users, starting right from the setup process.

A pair of really great features in the Android N Developer Preview are things that most people won’t ever use — new accessibility options. It’s easy to take your hearing and vision for granted, but there are plenty of folks out there who need a little assistance seeing what’s on these tiny screens, and some who just aren’t  [Read More…]

Moto G 2015 accessibility options

Android phones have come a long way in the accessibility department, and the Moto G 2015 is no exception. Using the features and tools Google has provided for Android Lollipop, the Moto G 2015 has plenty of options for those with trouble seeing or hearing, and even those of us with motion control issues.

Being there is fine, but knowing how to use them is the important part. that’s where we can help. Have a gander at  [Read More…]

Accessibility features on the LG G4

Accessibility isn’t a feature on the minds of most users, but to those who need them they can make or break the experience for them.

If you want to market your phone to everyone, you need to design it for everyone to use, and that means designing it for those who maybe can’t hear the notification tones that most users take for granted. It means designing it for those who need a little more room to  [Read More…]

Accessibility features on the Samsung Galaxy S6

Smartphones are for everyone, and Samsung is doing its best to make its phones accessible.

Even though a majority of users will never touch the accessibility features on their new Galaxy S6 or any other phone they may get, for those who do need the features they’re hugely important. Those with limited mobility, eyesight or hearing can’t always use a phone to its full potential the way it’s set up out of the box, and Samsung  [Read More…]

Accessibility options on the HTC One M9

Just as every smartphone is different, so, too, are the people who use them. And accessibility options can make things much more usable for some.

An important but often overlooked feature on our smartphones has to do with accessibility. In fact, if you’ve never dived that deep into the settings on your phone, there’s a chance you’ve never seen them before. But for a good many folks out there, accessibility features mean the difference between being  [Read More…]

Accessibility features in Android 5.0 Lollipop

Much of Lollipop’s accessibility features are unchanged from KitKat, but there are a few new bits inside

With Android 5.0 Lollipop comes a whole bunch of accessibility features for those who need to use them. While many have been carried across from previous versions of Android, there are some new things inside that will open things up to a new audience who perhaps struggled to use the platform before.

This is just the base of what’s  [Read More…]

Accessibility features on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Having a solid set of proper accessibility features on a phone is incredibly important for the small set of people who need them, and Samsung has done a good job of keeping its recent phones accessible for all. The new version of TouchWiz introduced on the Galaxy S5 brought new options and refined the accessibility features on the device, and nearly all of those features have made their way over to the Galaxy Note 4 as  [Read More…]

Accessibility features on the 2014 Moto X and Moto G

We continue our look at accessibility options on today’s latest phones with the 2014 editions of the Moto X and Moto G. Motorola’s phones, as we’ve been saying for the last year or so, mostly stick with the “stock” builds of Android, only adding some select features here and there. And the Moto X is going to have more of those than the more bare-bones Moto G.

So it’s not a huge surprise that we don’t  [Read More…]