Accessibility overview

Your device's accessibility features make it easier to use if you have visual impairments:

TalkBack is a pre-installed screen reader service provided by Google. It uses spoken feedback to describe the results of actions, such as opening an app, and events, such as notifications.

Explore by Touch is a system feature that works with TalkBack, allowing you to touch your tablet’s screen and hear what’s under your finger via spoken feedback. This feature is helpful to users with no vision.

Accessibility settings let you modify your device's display and sound options, such as increasing the text size, changing the speed at which text is spoken, and more.

Users with low vision

If you have low vision and don’t plan to use Explore by Touch, go to support.google.com/nexus to see help content formatted for sighted users. You can make reading and navigating this material easier by increasing the text size – just open Chrome, go to Menu > Settings > Accessibility, and drag the slider to adjust the text size.

You can also try magnification gestures, which allow you to zoom in and out, as well as temporarily magnify what’s under your finger. To try magnification gestures, go to Settings > Accessibility > Magnification gestures.

Related settings

  • To view Accessibility settings, go to Settings > Accessibility.
  • To control sound feedback and other TalkBack behaviors, go to Settings > Accessibility > TalkBack and touch Settings at the top right corner of the screen.