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chuyen-gia-my-tron-mat-khi-nguoi-tq-chuong-phim-tro-nang-tren-iphone-thay-vi-nut-homeThe Apple Operating System has become a huge part of everyone’s everyday lives. We have iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks. Becuase of these widely-used devices, accessibility is also included in the systems. Apple has always been good at improving technology and providing the ulimate experience on its user interface, and they never fail to deliver. Here are some iOS accessibility features you may not know about:


VoiceOver: Apple becomes a voice for you in this feature. It’s a gesture-based screen reader. Simply triple-lick the Home button to access it whenever you’re in iOS. VoiceOver can read you everything on the screen from battery level to what’s happening on the screen. You can adjust the speaking rate and the pitch to suit you.

Zoom: You can zoom in on a screen by using three fingers and then double-tapping the screen.

Grayscale: Users can adjust the coloring of the screen to suit eyesight and readability.


LED Flash for Alerts (iPhone Only): iPhone users can adjust in their settings how they receive alerts, and one alert setting happens to be very useful. The flashlight on the back of the phone flashes when a user gets an alert, such as a text message or email.


AssistiveTouch: Available for all iOS devices, this accessbility feature helps those who might have trouble performign some of the screen gestures like pinching or swiping with your finger on the screen. This feature comes with its own specializes menu that is draggable and clickable.

To access and turn on AssistiveTouch:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Accessibility Shortcut.
  2. Select AssistiveTouch to enable Triple-click Home.
  3. Press the Home button three times to turn AssistiveTouch on or off. 
If you need to adjust the speed required for Triple-click Home, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Home-click Speed.

If you don’t know how to access the accessibility features for iOS, you can do so through managing them in iTunes:

  1. Connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to any computer with iTunes installed.
  2. In iTunes, select your device.
  3. From the Summary pane, click > Configure Universal Access in the Options section at the bottom.
  4. Select the feature you would like to use and click OK.

You can find a complete user guide specific to your country here.

About the Author: Nick is a guest contributor from Global Lift Corp., a provider and manufacturer in ADA compliant pool lifts. Access their website for more information on pool lifts.

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