You can customise your Android device with accessibility settings and 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. Only Unified English Braille is currently supported.
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 colour options: To adjust contrast or colours, use high-contrast text, dark theme, colour inversion or colour 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 customisable 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
BrailleBack lets you connect a refreshable braille display to your device with Bluetooth. BrailleBack works with TalkBack for a combined speech and braille experience. This lets you edit text and interact with your device.
You can choose caption preferences (language, text and style) for your device.
- Live Caption lets you automatically captions speech on your device.
- Live Transcribe lets you capture speech and sound and find them as text on your screen.
- Sound Notifications help you know what's happening in your home, like when a smoke alarm beeps or a doorbell rings.
- Real-time text (RTT) during calls lets you use text to communicate during a phone call with RTT.
Explore Android accessibility apps and 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 customise your device. Open your device's Settings app, then choose Accessibility.
- Explore Google Play for accessibility apps and services for Android.