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Making your mobile or tablet talk

This section explains how you get your mobile or tablet toread content outloud to you

Speak Selection – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10, iOS 11

Created February 2018 With ‘Speak Selection’ enabled you can select the text you want to have read aloud when you tap the ‘Speak’ button. To enable ‘Speak Selection’ Open the ‘Accessibility Settings’: Settings > General > Accessibility. (See the article

VoiceOver – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10

Created February 2018 ‘VoiceOver’ is a gesture-based screen reader, enabling you to use you iOS device if you cannot see the screen. ‘VoiceOver’ works with all the built-in applications that come with iOS, including Safari, Mail, Music, Calendar, and Notes and many

VoiceOver – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 11

Created February 2018 ‘VoiceOver’ is a gesture-based screen reader, enabling you to use an iOS device if you cannot see the screen. ‘VoiceOver’ works with all the built-in applications that come with iOS, including Safari, Mail, Music, Calendar, and Notes and many

Siri – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 11

Created March 2018 Siri is the iOS digital assistant that allows you to use your voice to perform a wide variety of tasks such as searching the internet, sending messages, opening apps and accessing your accessibility settings. Siri is activated

Android 7 Nougat – Speak passwords

Created February 2018 When enabled, the  ‘TalkBack’  screen reader will automatically read passwords aloud as you enter them if you are wearing headphones.  However, for spoken passwords to be read aloud through your device’s speakers you also need to enable

Android 7 Nougat – TalkBack

Created June 2017 TalkBack adds audible and haptic feedback to your device. TalkBack provides spoken feedback as you navigate around the screen, by describing your actions and informing you of any notifications.  It is a system application and comes pre-installed on

Speech Settings – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10

Created July 2017  If you use any of the ‘Speech’ accessibility features such as ‘Speak Screen’, ‘Speak Selection’ and ‘Typing Feedback‘ you can customise the voice that is used to read text aloud.  You can choose a different voice and

Speak Screen – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10

Created July 2017 ‘Speak screen’ can read aloud the contents of any screen on your device including emails, documents, webpages or the settings screens. Once ‘Speak Screen’ is enabled, all text on the screen is read aloud by simply swiping

Speak Selection – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10

Created July 2017 With ‘Speak Selection’ enabled you can highlight text and have it read aloud when you tap the ‘Speak’ button.  To enable ‘Speak Selection’: Tap the ‘Settings’ icon on your home screen, Fig 1. Fig 1 Tap on

Audio Descriptions – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10

Created June 2017 Some video files contain a separate audio track that narrates or describes the content that is playing in the video. You can set your device to always play these ‘Audio Description’ tracks by default, if they are

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