What Are Accessibility Features?

Accessibility features are tools and options that are designed to make technology more accessible to people with disabilities such as people with hearing devices. Accessibility features can help people with visual, auditory, physical, and cognitive disabilities to use technology more effectively and efficiently.

What are the benefits of Accessibility Features?

The accessibility features on the iOs and macOS are not just useful for people with physical and motor disabilities. They can also benefit anyone who wants to customize their device to better suit their needs and preferences. Here are some of the key benefits of using iPad accessibility features:

How to Turn on Accessibility Features during Setup?

You can turn on many accessibility features right away when you first set up on your apple device, iphone, mac or apple watch. Turn on iPad, then do any of the following:

If you’re moving from a previous iPad, you can also transfer your accessibility settings. See Turn on and set up iPad.

How to Set up Guided Access?

  1. Go to Settings  > Accessibility > Guided Access, then turn on Guided Access.
  2. Adjust any of the following:
    • Passcode Settings: Tap Set Guided Access Passcode, then enter a passcode.You can also turn on Face ID or ipod Touch ID onscreen as a way to end a Guided Access session.
    • Time Limits: Play a sound or speak the time remaining before a Guided Access session ends.
    • Accessibility Shortcut: Turn the shortcut on or off during Guided Access sessions.
    • Display Auto-Lock: Set how long it takes iPad to automatically lock during a Guided Access session.

How to Enable Voice Control?

VoiceOver, Apple’s industry-leading screen reader for blind and low vision users, is adding support for more than 20 additional locales and languages.

  1. Go to Settings  > Accessibility > VoiceOver.
  2. Turn on VoiceOver, tap VoiceOver Practice, then double-tap to start.
  3. Practice the following gestures with one, two, three, and four fingers:
    • Tap
    • Double-tap
    • Triple-tap
    • Swipe left, right, up, or down
  4. When you finish practicing, tap Done, then double-tap to exit.

How to Enable Siri on your iPad?

Here are the steps to enabling Siri:

  1. Go to your iPad’s home screen and tap on the “Settings” app
  2. In the settings menu, scroll down and tap on “Siri & Search”
  3. Toggle the switch next to “Press Side Button for Siri” or “Press Home for Siri” to enable Siri
  4. You can also enable “Listen for Hey Siri” if you want to activate Siri using sound recognition
  5. If you enable “Listen for Hey Siri”, follow the prompts to train Siri to recognize your voice
  6. You can also customize Siri’s voice and language by tapping on “Siri Voice” and “Language” respectively

How to Enable AssistiveTouch?

How to Enable Zoom?

Here are the steps to enabling Zoom:

How to Enable Dictation?

What are Additional Accessibility Features on iPad?

In addition to the accessibility features we’ve already covered, there are a number of other features on the iPad that can make it easier for people with disabilities and hearing aids to use their device. Here are a few examples: