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Accessibility Settings for Your TV

Accessibility Settings for Your TV

If you have difficulties with hearing or sight, your TV can help. Use the available Accessibility Settings to adjust the picture and audio on your TV, so you can see and hear everything with perfect clarity. You can access features like voice guides and descriptions, and set your TV on high contrast mode or enlarge the font.

Accessibility Shortcuts

The good news is you don't have to search for your favorite Accessibility settings on your TV. In fact, there's a handy shortcut that will pull them up for you in a snap.

On your Samsung Smart Remote, press and hold the Mute button to display the Accessibility Shortcut menu. From there, you can turn on Accessibility functions; see the information below for more details on what settings are available.

Note: On remotes without a Mute button, press and hold the Volume key.

  • Voice Guide: Describes menu options out loud. It works on every screen of the TV and vocally identifies items displayed, including the selected volume, current channel, and program information. You can adjust the volume, speed, and pitch of the Voice Guide.

  • Video description: Provides an audio description of video scenes.

    Note: Feature is only available with broadcasts that provide this service.

  • High Contrast: Displays menus with an opaque black background and a white font so text can be read more easily.

  • Enlarge: Enlarges the size of the text on the screen for easier reading.

  • Captions: Allows you to watch movies and videos with subtitles displayed.

    Note: Captions are displayed by caption supported programs only. Your TV cannot control or modify DVD or Blu-ray subtitles. To control these, use the DVD or Blu-ray player's subtitle feature.

  • Grayscale: Changes the color to black and white to sharpen blurred edges that can prevent you from seeing the picture clearly.

  • Color Inversion: Inverts the colors of the text and background to make things easier to read.

Accessibility Shortcuts

Voice Guide Settings

If you are visually impaired, you can activate voice guides that describe the menu options out loud. This function works on every screen of the TV and will vocally identify items displayed on the screen, including the selected volume, current channel, and program information.

From the Home Screen, use the TV remote to navigate to and select Settings. Select General, and then select Accessibility. Next, select Voice Guide Settings, and then select Voice Guide. Adjust the Voice Guide options to your desired settings:

  • Volume: Adjusts the volume of the Voice Guide.

  • Speed: Adjusts the speed of the Voice Guide.

  • Pitch: Adjusts the tone of the Voice Guide.

Voice Guide Settings

Video Description

You can also activate an audio guide that provides an audio description of video scenes, so you never miss a plot twist. This function is only available with broadcasts that provide this service.

From the Home Screen, use the TV remote to navigate to and select Settings. Select General, and then select Accessibility. Select Video Description to turn it on.

Accessibility Settings menu Voice Description

High Contrast

This function allows you to display all menus with an opaque black background and a white font, providing maximum contrast. Finally, no more squinting at the screen.

From the Home Screen, navigate to and select Settings using your TV's Smart Remote. Select General, and then select Accessibility. Select High Contrast to turn it on.

High Contrast in Accessibility Menu

Enlarge Font

You can enlarge the size of the font on the screen for easier reading.

  1. From the Home Screen, use the directional pad on the TV Remote and select Settings.

  2. Select General and then select Accessibility.

  3. Select Enlarge to turn it on.

Enlarge font

Captions

Captions are displayed by caption supported programs only.

Your TV cannot control or modify DVD or Blu-ray subtitles. To control DVD or Blu-ray subtitles, use the subtitle feature of the DVD or Blu-ray player.

Turn on Captions to watch videos and movies with subtitles displayed.

  1. From the Home Screen, use the directional pad on the TV Remote and select Settings.

  2. Select General and then select Accessibility.

  3. Select Caption Settings and then select Caption to turn it on.

Caption Settings

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