Using the Accessibility Feature Settings on a Samsung TV.
Samsung Smart TVs come with various Accessibility Settings to make your TV easier to use. If you can’t hear what is being said on the news, you can turn on captions for you TV. If the menus are hard to see, turn on High Contrast mode or enlarge the font. Check the following information on how to turn the accessibility settings for your TV on and off.
Select one of the topics below for a step-by-step guide.
In order to search for Accessibility Settings, the quickest way to pull them up is as follows:
On your Samsung Smart Remote, press and hold the Mute button to display the Accessibility Shortcut menu. From there, you can turn on the Accessibility functions; see the information below for more details on what settings are available.
Note: On remotes without a Mute button, press in and hold the Volume key.
- Voice Guide: The TV will verbally describe menu options, as well as announce the channel and volume of the TV.
- Video Description: Provides an audio description of video scenes.
Note: This feature is only available with broadcasts that provide this service.
- High Contrast: Displays menus with an opaque black background and a white font.
- Enlarge: Enlarges the size of the text on the screen for easier reading.
- Captions: Allows you watch broadcast channels and some apps with the closed caption displayed.
- Greyscale: Changes the colour to black and white to sharpen blurred edges that cab prevent you from seeing the picture clearly.
- Colour Inversion: Inverts the colours of the text and background.
Turn on Captions to watch videos and movies with subtitles displayed.
Note: Captions will only be displayed in apps or broadcasts that support captions. Some apps, such as Netflix, have their own caption settings that need to be turned on. For captions or subtitles on Blu-ray disc or DVDs, these are a feature of the disc and need to be selected in the disc’s menu before starting the movie.
- Caption Mode: Allows you to change the caption language. However, the language represented by each option is determined by the broadcast station, so in most cases, it is best to leave this on Default.
- Digital Caption Options: Change the look of the captions. Options available are font style, size, colour, background colour and more.
This feature displays all menus with an opaque black background and a white font, providing maximum contrast.
You can enlarge the size of the font on the screen for easier reading.
For visually impaired, they can turn on the voice that describes the menu options out loud. This function works on every screen of the TV and will verbally identify items displayed on the screen, including the selected volume, current channel, program information and menu items as they are highlighted.
- Volume: Adjust the volume of the Voice Guide.
- Speed: Adjust the speed of the Voice Guide.
- Pitch: Adjust the tone of the Voice Guide.
These two options can possibly make the TV easier to see if you have certain visual impairments.
- Greyscale: This setting removes all colour (except for white, black and grey) from the TV. This can be helpful for anyone with severe colour blindness.
- Colour Inversion: This setting inverts the colours of all the menu items and apps on your TV. It does not invert the colours of the videos that play. This can help anyone who is sensitive to bright light and colour by darkening most of the colours on the menus of the TV to softer colours without having to turn down the brightness of the TV.