If you ever find that Siri is cutting you off in the middle of you issuing a command to the virtual assistance, you may want to change the “Siri Pause Time” setting to a longer duration of time. You can easily adjust how long Siri will pause for a command on the iPhone or iPad, … Read More
It’s not terribly uncommon to encounter flashing lights and strobing effects in videos, and while they can be annoying for most people, flashing light can be particularly problematic for people with epilepsy. Fortunately, the latest versions of MacOS offer a feature that will detect flashing lights and strobing lights in videos, and automatically dim them. … Read More
Videos that feature flashing lights or strobe effects can be annoying to almost everyone, but for people with epilepsy those type of videos can be potentially dangerous. The iPhone and iPad have a handy accessibility feature that will automatically detect and dim any flashing lights or strobe effects when seen in videos.
You are likely already familiar with how to right-click on a Mac when using a Mouse or Trackpad, either by using the control+click, two-finger click, or a literal right-click, but what if you don’t have access to a mouse or trackpad, the batteries died on your mouse/trackpad, or you simply don’t use either? Thanks the … Read More
The iPhone has a nice optional health feature called Headphone Notifications, that aims to protect your hearing from loud music and sounds. What exactly does Headphone Notifications do, you ask? In layman’s terms, the feature notifies you if you’ve been listening to loud audio via headphones. How does your iPhone know if your music is … Read More
Did you know that you can take screenshots on the iPhone without having to press any physical buttons on the device? If you’re one of those users who take screenshots on their iPhones regularly, you may find it useful to know there’s an alternative way to capture screenshots on the device. Whether you take screenshots … Read More
Are you the kind of person who likes to fine-tune their iPhone or iPad audio to your liking? Or perhaps, you have a hearing impairment that gives you trouble hearing certain sounds? In that case, you’ll be interested in checking out the Headphone Accommodations accessibility feature that iOS and iPadOS have to offer.
Ever wished the text on Apple Watch was easier to read? You can increase legibility while looking at your Apple Watch by enabling bold text on your Apple Watch.
Do you find the menu bar items on your Mac’s display to be too small or difficult to read? If you’d like to make the menu bar size larger (or smaller), you can change the menubar size, which impacts the size of the fonts in the menu bar on the Mac.
Did you know that your Mac is capable of reading highlighted text out loud? This is a feature that could come in handy for many reasons, whether you prefer to have some particular text read, for accessibility reasons, if you’re focusing on something else, for dramatic effect, or myriad other purposes.
One of the interesting recent additions to iPhone and iPad is Apple’s own Translate app, which allows for translation of speech and text right from iOS and iPadOS. This is Apple’s take on real-time language translations that competes against the likes of Google, Microsoft, and other third-party developers. By default, translation requires the usage of … Read More
Did you know that your iPhone can announce the calls you receive so that you don’t have to see the phone, or take it out of your pocket to know who’s calling? That’s right, with this feature enabled, Siri will speak the name of the person calling you out loud, so you will know exactly … Read More
Do you want to use subtitles or closed captioning on a Mac? Whether you watch a lot of foreign-language movies, TV shows, and other video content, or you simply want to use closed captions for accessibility reasons, you can easily enable these on the Mac.
Did you know you can use your Keyboard as a mouse for Mac? This is an excellent accessibility feature, but it has some other uses too. For example, did your MacBook’s trackpad stop working all of a sudden? Or did your Magic Mouse battery go out? Whatever the case, you can control your Mac with … Read More
Did you know that your Mac is capable of reading alerts for you, in addition to displaying them on the screen? This is a handy Accessibility feature that’s a bit buried in system settings.
Did you know that your iPhone and iPad can read Safari content displayed on the screen out loud? This is a feature that could prove to be quite useful if you’re busy focusing on something else, you want an article or webpage read to you, or for accessibility purposes.
Some iPhone and iPad users are sensitive to PWM flickering on the latest devices OLED displays. PWM, which stands for Pulse Width Modulation, can cause some users to have eye strain, feel nauseous or dizzy, or have headaches from the screen flickering when using an OLED screen device with PWM. All new model iPhone and … Read More
How’d you like the LED camera flash on the back of iPhone to flash when a notification or phone call comes into the device? Do you place your iPhone face down on the desk? Or, do you keep it in silent mode most of the time? In any case, you might be interested in taking … Read More