Android accessibility features
Android accessibility features and apps enable you to customize your Android device to suit your needs. A brief summary of features is below, along with links to more information.
Services and tools for using your Android device
- Screen reader (TalkBack): TalkBack is a screen reader that's included on your Android device. TalkBack uses spoken feedback to describe your actions and to tell you about alerts and notifications. Learn more about TalkBack.
- Switch access: Switch access enables you to control your device with one or more switches. For users with limited mobility, switch access provides an alternative to using the touch screen. Learn more about switch access. (Android 5.0+)
- Voice Access: Voice Access is an accessibility service that lets you control your Android device with your voice. Using spoken commands, you can activate on-screen controls, launch apps, navigate your device, and edit text. Voice Access can be helpful for users for whom using a touch screen is difficult. Learn more about Voice Access. (Android 5.0+)
- Braille support (BrailleBack): BrailleBack is an add-on accessibility service that lets you connect a supported refreshable braille display to your Android device via Bluetooth. BrailleBack works with TalkBack for a combined speech and braille experience, allowing you to input text and interact with your Android device. Learn more about BrailleBack.
Settings to customize your Android device
The following settings are available in Settings > Accessibility. Follow the links to find detailed information about each setting.
- Captions (Android 4.4+)
- Magnification gestures
- Large text
- High-contrast text (Android 5.0+)
- Power button ends call
- Auto-rotate screen
- Speak passwords
- Accessibility shortcut
- Text-to-speech output
- Touch-and-hold delay
- Color inversion (Android 5.0+)
- Color correction (Android 5.0+)
Learn how to make your app more accessible with Android Accessibility developer resources.