Accessibility Tips

Accessibility Tips & Resources

Explore our collection of tips and resources designed to help you make the most out of your smartphone’s accessibility features. Whether you’re adjusting settings for better visibility, using voice commands, or finding the best apps to support your needs, we’ve got you covered.

How to Enable Voice Commands on Your Smartphone

Voice commands can make using your smartphone much easier, especially if you have difficulty typing or navigating touchscreens. Here’s how you can enable and use voice commands on your device:

For iPhone:

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap on Accessibility.
  • Select Voice Control and toggle it on.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to set up Voice Control.
  • You can now use commands like “Open Messages” or “What’s the weather today?”

For Android:

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap on Accessibility.
  • Select Voice Access and toggle it on.
  • Download the Voice Access app if prompted.
  • Use commands such as “Open Gmail” or “Turn on Wi-Fi.”

Top Apps for Health and Wellness

These apps can help you stay on top of your health and wellness, offering everything from medication reminders to exercise tracking:

  • Medisafe: A medication reminder app that helps you keep track of your prescriptions.
  • MyFitnessPal: A comprehensive app for tracking diet and exercise.
  • Headspace: A meditation app to help reduce stress and improve mental well-being.
  • Pillboxie: Another easy-to-use medication reminder with visual cues.
  • Calm: Provides guided meditations, sleep stories, and breathing programs.

Staying Safe Online: Tips for Seniors

Online safety is crucial, especially for seniors who may be less familiar with the internet. Here are some essential tips to help you stay safe online:

  • Use Strong Passwords: Create unique passwords for each of your accounts and use a password manager to keep track of them.
  • Be Cautious of Emails and Links: Avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from unknown sources. These could be phishing attempts.
  • Enable Two-Factor Authentication: This adds an extra layer of security to your accounts by requiring a second form of verification.
  • Keep Your Software Updated: Regular updates help protect your device from security vulnerabilities.
  • Educate Yourself on Scams: Stay informed about common online scams targeting seniors and how to avoid them.