Android phone accessibility

The touch-screen phone revolution begun by the iPhone was initially thought to have left visually impaired people behind since it was assumed that accessibility meant physical buttons. This is not the case. The iPhone is accessible out of the box as it incorporates the VoiceOver speech which is part of the Mac operating system. If you are visually impaired and would like an iPhone, then go on and get one!

The iPhone is not the only kind of accessible smartphone. Most Android phones are accessible using free speech and other accessibility apps which you can easily install. You are therefore not restricted to the iPhone and you may find that Android phones are cheaper to buy as well as having cheaper accessories.

VICT Consultancy can offer you advice on Android accessibility and training on a range of commonly used applications which will enable you to join in the smartphone revolution. Please contact us to find out how we can help you.

Gone are the days when you had to pay for a screen-reading application such as Talks!