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Accessibility

Accessibility features improve the usability of your device for users with impaired vision or hearing, cognitive difficulty, or reduced dexterity.

INSTRUCTIONS & INFO

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For more information about accessibility features and TTY compatibility, see AT&T Accessibility.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to: 

• Access accessibility features
• Turn Talkback on or off
• Edit Text-to-speech settings
• Enable and use Select to Speak
• Access Real-Time Text (RTT) settings
• Enable or disable Flash notifications
• Change display size and text
• Enable and configure the Accessibility shortcut

 

Access accessibility features

1. Swipe down from the Notification bar with two fingers, then select the settings icon Settings icon.

2. Scroll to and select Accessibility.

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Turn TalkBack on or off

Select TalkBack, then select the Use TalkBack switch to place it in the On position.

Note: Review the TalkBack permissions then select Allow to continue. Review the TalkBack prompt, then double-tap Close. Double-tap Close again to confirm. To disable, double-tap the Use TalkBack switch, then double-tap Stop to confirm.

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Edit Text-to-speech settings

From the Accessibility screen, scroll to and select Text-to-speech output.

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CHANGE LANGUAGE: Select Language, then select the desired option.
SPEECH RATE: Select and drag the Speech rate slider to the desired speech rate
• PITCH: Select and drag the Pitch slider to the desired pitch

 


 

 

Enable and use Select to Speak

From the Accessibility screen, select Select to Speak, then select the Select to Speak shortcut switch to place it in the On position. 

Note: Review the Select to Speak prompt, then select Allow to confirm. Review the Use gesture to open prompt, then select Got it.

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To use Select to Speak, select the Accessibility icon, then select the area of the screen you would like to hear read aloud.

Note: To pause screen reading, select the Pause icon. To resume, select the Play icon. To stop using Select to Speak, select the Stop icon.

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Access Real-Time Text (RTT) settings

Real-Time Text (RTT) communication is a conversation of text and voice to make calls. As a sender types a message on their device, text displays on the receiving device. To access RTT settings, from the Accessibility screen, scroll to and select Real-time text (RTT), then edit settings as desired.

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Enable or disable Flash notifications

From the Accessibility screen, scroll to and select Flash notifications, then select the Camera flash switch or Screen flash switch.

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Change display size and text

From the Accessibility screen, select Display size and text, then edit settings as desired.

 

Note: On Android 14, you can now scale font sizes up to 200%.

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Enable and configure the Accessibility shortcut

From the Accessibility screen, scroll to and select Accessibility Menu then select the Accessibility Menu shortcut switch to place it in the On position. 

Note: Review the Accessibility Menu prompt, then select Allow to confirm. Review the Use accessibility button to open prompt, then select Got it.

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To use the Accessibility Menu, select the Accessibility Menu icon, then select the desired shortcut.

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To configure the Accessibility Menu shortcut, from the Accessibility screen, scroll to and select Accessibility shortcuts > select Accessibility button & gesture > edit settings as desired.

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