Vision accessibility features in iOS

Get to know some of the powerful features that Apple builds into iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to support people who are blind or have low vision.

iOS devices are filled with accessibility features like these, aimed at helping people who are blind or have low vision use their devices:

VoiceOver

VoiceOver is a screen reader that describes what’s happening on your device so you can navigate by listening and performing gestures. VoiceOver's speaking rate and pitch can be adjusted to suit your needs.

Turn on and practice VoiceOver  

Typing Feedback

When you turn on Typing Feedback, your device speaks letters and words as you type, and speaks auto-corrections and capitalizations as they appear. You can also touch and hold on a word to hear text predictions.

Get audio feedback as you type  

Audio descriptions

While watching movies on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can turn on audio descriptions to have scenes described to you. Audio descriptions can also appear by default, so you don't have to turn them on each time.

Set up your device to describe scenes  

Display Accommodations

Display Accommodations, such as Color Filters and Invert Colors, change the way content appears on the screen of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. You can also adjust color intensity, tint, and the frame rate on iPad Pro.

Adjust your device's display  

Magnifier

Magnifier is an iOS feature that turns your iPhone or iPad into a magnifying glass so you can zoom in on objects near you. Use Magnifier to read small text, apply color filters to increase visibility, and save magnified images to your Photos library.

Use your device as a magnifying glass  

Dynamic Type

You can change the font size on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to make reading easier. Your preferred font size appears across your device in notifications, built-in apps such as Mail, Messages, and Calendar, and other apps that support Dynamic Type.

Change your device's font size  

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