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Google Nest display accessibility settings

You can customize your Google Nest display using accessibility settings.

Change accessibility settings

  1. Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi or linked to the same account as your Google Nest display.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Tap your Nest display device and then Settings  and then Accessibility.
    1. To choose controls for color inversion, magnify screen, and closed captioning, under "Display," choose which settings you want to turn on On or turn off Off.
    2. To choose controls for play start sound, play end sound, audio descriptions, and screen reader, under "Audio," choose which settings you want to turn on On or turn off Off.

Use the screen reader on your Nest display

When you turn on the screen reader, you can use gestures to navigate the screen and understand what’s on it.

  • Explore items on the screen: Move one finger along the screen. The item under your finger will be highlighted and read aloud.
  • Know what’s on the screen: Tap the screen with one finger.
  • Open a selected item: Double tap the screen with one finger.
  • Select the next item and read it: Swipe from left to right with one finger.
  • Select the previous item and read it: Swipe right to left with one finger.
  • Adjust a slider: Swipe up or down with one finger to move into slider adjust mode when the selected item is a slider. To adjust the slider, swipe left or right with one finger to adjust its value. To return into default navigation mode, swipe up or down.
  • Navigate between screens: From the right part of the screen, swipe left with 3 fingers.
  • Open quick settings: Swipe up with 3 fingers.
  • Close quick settings: Swipe down with 3 fingers.
  • Return to Home screen: From the left part of the screen, swipe left with one finger, or say "Hey Google, go to home."
  • Return to ambient screen: To view the screen saver, from the left edge of the screen, swipe right with 3 fingers.
  • Silence screen reader speech: Touch the screen with 2 fingers.
  • Silence Google Assistant speech: Touch the screen with 2 fingers. 

Learn what accessibility settings do

Audio options

  • Play start sound: You'll get a sound when your Nest display hears "Ok Google" or "Hey Google."
  • Play end sound: You'll get a sound when your Nest display is done listening to your request.
  • Screen reader: Your Nest display will provide speech feedback when you tap the screen.

 Visual options

  • Color inversion: Invert the colors shown on the screen.
  • Magnify screen: Triple tap the screen to magnify what's on the screen.
  • Closed captioning: Enable or disable closed captioning for your video content.
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