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iPhone For Seniors For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Nancy C. Muir

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Chapter 7

Making Your iPhone More Accessible

Get ready to . . .

Set Brightness

Change the Wallpaper

Set Up VoiceOver

Use VoiceOver

Make Additional Vision Settings

Use iPhone with Hearing Aids

Adjust the Volume

Set Up Subtitles and Captioning

Manage Other Hearing Settings

Turn On and Work with AssistiveTouch

Turn On Additional Physical and Motor Settings

Focus Learning with Guided Access

iPhone users are all different; some face visual, motor, or hearing challenges. If you’re one of these folks, you’ll be glad to hear that iPhone offers some handy accessibility features, with iOS 7 adding a handful more.

To make your screen easier to read, you can adjust the brightness or change wallpaper. You can also set up the VoiceOver feature to read onscreen elements out loud. Then there are a slew of features you can turn on or off including Zoom, Invert Colors, Speak Selection, Large Type, and more.

If hearing is your challenge, you can do the obvious and adjust the system volume. If you wear hearing aids you can choose the correct settings for using Bluetooth or another hearing aid mode. The iPhone also has settings for mono audio (useful when you’re wearing headphones), Speak Auto-Text, using an LED Flash when an alert sounds, and a Phone Noise Cancellation feature. Features that help you deal with physical and motor challenges include an AssistiveTouch feature for those who have difficulty using the iPhone touchscreen, Switch Control for working with

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