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


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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
• Enable and use Select to Speak
• Enable or disable Accessibility Menu shortcuts
• Access and edit Text-to-speech
• Access Real-Time Text (RTT) settings

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 turn on.

Note: Review the TalkBack prompt, then select Allow. To disable, double-tap the Talkback switch.  

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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, swipe up from the bottom of the screen with two fingers 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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Enable/disable Accessibility Menu shortcuts

From the Accessibility Settings screen, scroll to and select Accessibility Menu then select the Accessibility Menu shortcut switch.

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

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Access and edit Text-to-speech

ACCESS: From the Accessibility Settings screen, select Text-to-speech output

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EDIT: Edit settings as desired.

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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.

Access Real-Time Text (RTT) settings

Real-Time text (RTT) communication is a conversion 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, scroll to and select RTT call button from the Accessibility screen, then select the desired option

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