Which Accessibility options are available on my Samsung Galaxy Tab®?

  • Accessibility

    Your Samsung mobile device comes with a variety of accessibility features that, when activated, let those with visual impairments use the device with greater ease. To access these accessibility features, open the Notification Panel by touching the clock, and touch Settings  > Accessibility.

  • System Accessibility Options
    • Auto-rotate screen: Have your device automatically rotate the screen based on the orientation in your hand.
    • Screen timeout: Adjust the screen timeout used by your device.
    • Speak passwords: When enabled, your device will speak passwords for logins.
    • Accessibility shortcut: When you mark this feature, an accessibility settings menu shortcut will be added to the menu shown when you press and hold the Power key for one to two seconds.
  • Accessibility Service — TalkBack

    The TalkBack feature will read aloud the menu location you are in, and can also read aloud on-screen options you select. Touch TalkBack and touch the slider at the top of the screen to turn the feature on or off. Touch Settings next to the slider to edit the following TalkBack settings:

    • Speech volume: Set when TalkBack should speak to you. Choose from Match media volume, 75% of media volume, 50% of media volume, or 25% of media volume.
    • Use pitch changes: Have any keyboard feedback spoken at a different pitch.
    • Keyboard echo: Set when typed keys should be spoken to you. Choose from Always speak typed keys, Only for on-screen keyboard, Never speak typed keys.
    • Speak when screen is off: Have TalkBack speak to you even when the screen is off.
    • Sound feedback: Turn on sound feedback when TalkBack is on.
    • Sound volume: Select the sound feedback level of TalkBack. Choose from Match speech volume, 75% of media volume, 50% of media volume, or 25% of media volume.
    • Explore by touch: Have the device describe each item you touch on the screen.
    • Launch "Explore by touch" tutorial: Opens a tutorial on how to use the "Explore by touch" feature.
    • Manage shortcut gestures: Assign shortcuts to certain gestures. For each gesture, you can assign one of the following shortcuts: Unassigned, Back button, Home button, Recent apps button, Open Notifications, Open continuous reading menu, or Open global context menu.
    • Developer settings: Access TalkBack settings used for developing applications. Choose Highlight event sources or Display speech output.
  • Vision Assistance

    The following features are available to further assist those with vision impairments.

    • Font size: Adjust the size of your device's font.
    • Text-to-speech output: Adjust the Speech rate at which text is spoken. Manage the notifications read out when Driving mode feature is enabled.
    • Enhance web accessibility: Set the behavior of application accessibility features. You can Allow applications to install scripts from Google™ that make their web content more accessible. The default option is Do not allow.
  • Hearing Assistance

    The following features are available to further assist those with hearing impairments.

    • Mono audio: Provides mono audio for listening with only one earphone.
    • Turn off all sounds: Turn off all sounds, including the receiver voice.
  • Mobility

    You can set the "touch and hold delay" your device should use by touching Tap and hold delay. When you touch and hold the screen, this option controls how long your device will delay before the contextual menu or action opens.

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