Don’t let a disability stop you from using your smartphone

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Apple CEO Tim Cook recently tweeted, “Accessibility rights are human rights. Celebrating 25yrs of the ADA we’re humbled to improve lives with our products. #ADA25.”Apple and Google have baked strong accessibility tools into the iOS and Android ecosystem, respectively. While some tools are meant to complement third-party devices, from hearing aids to Braille keyboards, many just make the phones themselves easier to use. Some features we all enjoy — think Google Now or Siri, or auto-correction — weren’t designed with accessibility in mind, though they can lend an assist just the same.

Here’s an overview of accessibility features found in both platforms:

On iPhone, start by tapping Settings on the home screen, tapping General and tapping Accessibility.

On Android, go to Settings, scroll down to system settings, and tap Accessibility.

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