You can customize your Android device with accessibility settings and apps.
Use a screen reader with TalkBack
Explore Android accessibility apps and services
Design and develop more accessible apps
Use a screen reader with TalkBack
To interact with your device with touch and spoken feedback, you can turn on the TalkBack screen reader. TalkBack describes your actions and tells you about alerts and notifications.
You can use the TalkBack braille keyboard to enter 6-dot braille on your screen. TalkBack braille keyboard is available in Unified English Braille, Spanish, and Arabic.
Change your display
- Display size and font size: To change the size of items on your screen, adjust the display size or font size.
- Magnification: To temporarily zoom or magnify your screen, use magnification.
- Contrast and color options: To adjust contrast or colors, use high-contrast text, dark theme, color inversion, or color correction.
- Select to Speak: If you want spoken feedback at certain times, you can turn on Select to Speak. Select items on your screen, or point your camera at something to hear it read or described aloud.
- Lookout uses computer vision to give people who are visually impaired or have low vision information about their surroundings.
- Voice Access lets you control your device with spoken commands. Use your voice to open apps, navigate, and edit text.
- Switch Access lets you interact with your Android device with one or more switches instead of the touchscreen. You can use a switch or keyboard to control your device.
- Action Blocks let you use customizable buttons for routine actions on your Android home screen.
- Time to take action lets you choose how long to show messages that ask you to take action.
Use a braille display
Important: BrailleBack is no longer required to connect to a braille display.
With the TalkBack braille keyboard, you can use 6 fingers on your screen to enter 6-dot braille. TalkBack braille keyboard is available in Unified English Braille, Spanish, and Arabic.
You can choose caption preferences (language, text, and style) for your device.
- Live Caption automatically captions speech on your device.
- Live Transcribe captures speech and sound and displays them as text on your screen.
- Sound Notifications help you know what happens in your home, like when a smoke alarm beeps or a doorbell rings.
- Real-time text (RTT) lets you use text to communicate on phone calls.
- Sound Amplifier lets you use wired or Bluetooth headphones to filter, augment, and amplify the sounds in your environment or on your Android device.
- Hearing aid support lets you pair hearing aids with your Android device to hear more clearly.
Explore Android accessibility apps & services
- Download Android Accessibility Suite, which includes the Accessibility Menu, Select to Speak, Switch Access, and TalkBack. You can find Android Accessibility Suite on devices with Android 9 and higher.
- Review Android device settings for ways to customize your device. Open your device's Settings app, then choose Accessibility.
- Explore Google Play for accessibility apps and services for Android.
Design & develop more accessible apps
If you design or develop an app, Accessibility Scanner can help you identify opportunities to improve your app for users. You can also refer to Android Accessibility developer resources.
For more help with Android Accessibility, contact the Google Disability Support team.