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.
  4. Scroll down to "Device settings," then tap Accessibility.
  5. 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.
  • Open a selected item: Double tap 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.
  • Open quick settings: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen with one finger.
  • Find media controls: Tap the screen with two fingers.
  • Return to Home screen: From the left half of the screen, swipe left with one finger, or say "Ok Google, go to home."
  • Return to ambient screen: To see the screen saver, From the left edge of the screen, swipe right with one finger.
  • Silence screen reader speech: Touch the screen with one finger.
  • Silence Google Assistant speech: Touch the screen with one finger. 

Learn what accessibility settings do

Audio options

  • Play start sound: You'll hear a sound when your Nest display hears "Ok Google" or "Hey Google."
  • Play end sound: You'll hear 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 you see.
  • Closed captioning: Enable or disable closed captioning for your video content.
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