What accessibility features do iPhones have for blind and partially sighted people?

The iPhone comes with a built in screen reader called VoiceOver, and a screen magnifier called Zoom, which can be used immediately without installing any extra software. Some models can also support certain braille displays.

For those who find using the on-screen keyboard difficult it is possible to use a Bluetooth keyboard with an iPhone.

Newer models of the iPhone have a feature called Siri which acts as a voice-activated personal assistant. You can ask it questions like “What’s the weather like in Manchester today?” and it will provide the answer. You can also ask it to schedule appointments, and to send texts and emails for you.

Further information can be found on the accessibility pages of the Apple website.

You can also contact our Helpline:

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