What do the Accessibility features provide?

Last modified : Mar 07. 2018

What do the Accessibility features provide?

To continue making our technology accessible to everyone, Samsung has developed and applied a variety of technical solutions. With solutions for vision, hearing, dexterity, and interaction, people with disabilities can easily use technology and take advantage of new and exciting features.

How do I access the Accessibility menu?

Go into the Settings menu > Accessibility.

Please Note: Screenshots were taken from the Galaxy Note8 running Android OS Version 7.0 (Nougat). Some features may not be available on your device.

Settings > Accessibility

What do the Accessibility Features provide?

Voice Assistant: Screen reader for people who are blind or visually impaired.

               
High contrast theme, font, and keyboard: Get a higher contrast on the screen, text, and the keyboard.

 

Magnifier window: Enlarge part of the screen with magnified window.                       

 

Magnifier widget: Use the rear camera as a magnifying glass.                                  

 

Colour adjustment: Colour correction setting for colour vision deficiency.                   

 

● Sound detector: Detects the sounds of the doorbell or a baby crying for hearing-impaired users.

 

Flash notification: Notify events such as calls, texts, and the alarm with the rear camera flashes or blinks on the screen.

 

● Sound balance: Adjust the left and right volume.                                                    

 

Mono audio: Switch from Stereo to Mono audio.                                                     

 

● Universal switch: Set custom switches and use them to control the features on your phone.

 

● Assistant menu: Allow better control of the device for people with reduced dexterity.

 

● Direction lock: Substitute password or pattern with a directional combination to unlock the phone. The combination is set by swiping in a series of four to eight directions.

 

● Direct access: Shortcut to accessing various accessibility features via hardware keys.   

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