This page provides information on smartphone and tablet accessibility resources.
Click below to learn more about each topic.
- General Smartphones and Tablets
Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative (GARI) Database — A user friendly database to help consumers find mobile devices with accessibility features that fit their needs.
Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs — the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict) is an advocacy initiative launched by the United Nations Global Alliance. The G3ict offers information on policy development, training and certification, and more to promote the rights of persons with disabilities in the digital age.
Access Wireless — A website created to help users learn about the ever-changing world of cell phones and mobile device and services, and discover those that meet users’ specific needs.
Mobile Device Manufacturers & Wireless Service Providers Accessibility Resources — Directory of accessibility resources provided by mobile device manufacturers and wireless service providers.
Consumer Reports Phones & Mobile Devices — Consumer Reports has curated information about mobile devices from phones to fitness trackers, including buying advice and shopping tips for devices that meet your needs.
- Apple iOS Toolbox
Apple Accessibility — An interactive overview of Apple’s built-in accessibility features.
Apple Accessibility Support Contacts — Information about how you can contact Apple’s line specifically dedicated to accessibility support and feedback.
Apple Accessibility Communities (user-driven) — An online discussion board where anyone can ask and answer questions, share-tips, and learn about accessibility settings on Apple devices.
Apple Accessibility Settings Help Videos — Apple’s YouTube channel videos on how-to set-up and use accessibility features built into Apple devices.
Apple Shortcuts Feature — A user-guide for iPhone and iPad shortcuts, quick ways to get one or more tasks done with your apps. The Shortcuts app lets you add VoiceOver, Assistive Touch, Guided Access, and more to your Control Center for easy access.
Apple Widgets — A guide on how to add and edit widgets on your iPhone which allows you to get timely information from your favorite apps at a glance.
Siri — Instructions on how to set up and use Siri on all your Apple devices.
Apple Mobility Settings — An overview of Apple’s built-in mobility accessibility features for iPhone, iPad, and more.
Apple Vision Settings — An overview of Apple’s built-in vision accessibility features for iPhone, iPad, and more.
Apple Hearing Settings — An overview of Apple’s built-in hearing accessibility features for iPhone, iPad, and more.
Apple Cognition Settings — An overview of Apple’s built-in cognition accessibility features for iPhone, iPad, and more.
- Android Toolbox
Android Accessibility — An interactive overview of Android’s Accessibility features – designed by and for people with disabilities in mind.
Samsung Galaxy Accessibility — An interactive overview of accessibility features unique to Samsung Galaxy devices.
Android Accessibility Support Contacts — Information about how you can contact the Google Disability support team for accessibility support and feedback.
Android Accessibility Communities (user-driven) — A forum where Google customers help each other and can stay up-to-date on Google Accessibility features and products.
Android Accessibility Menu — Instructions on how to set up and use Android’s Accessibility Menu.
Android Accessibility Settings Help Videos — Android's YouTube channel with tips and how-to videos on accessibility features.
Android Accessibility Shortcuts — Instructions on how to add and use accessibility shortcuts, a quick way to turn on accessibility apps or switch between apps.
Google Assistant (Hey Google) — An overview of what Google Assistant and how it can help manage tasks, enjoy entertainment, get answers, control your home, and more.
Android Mobility Settings — An overview of Android’s built-in mobility accessibility features for iPhone, iPad, and more.
Android Vision Settings — An overview of Android’s built-in vision accessibility features for iPhone, iPad, and more.
Android Hearing Settings — An overview of Android’s built-in hearing accessibility features for iPhone, iPad, and more.
Android Cognition Settings (Action Blocks) — An overview on how to add and use Action Blocks which make it easier for people who have a cognitive disability to use Android phones and tablets by adding a name or image to a Home screen for common actions.
- Tech/Software Development & Design Toolbox
GPII DeveloperSpace — Techniques and strategies for all barriers and disability categories, as well as ways to connect with developers and testers to build and market better applications.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines / WC3 — Helps explain accessibility, usability, and inclusive design to help create websites and applications that work for everyone.
Apple Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) — The HIG contains guidance and best practices that can help you design a great experience for any Apple platform.
iOS Developers — The Apple development ecosystem provides everything you need to bring incredible apps to people around the world.
Siri for Developers — An overview of App Intents and SiriKit, for your apps which can help people get things done with Apple’s Siri, Spotlight, and Shortcuts features.
Android Material Design Resources — Implement Material Design with code and developer documentation for MDC-Android, Flutter, Jetpack Compose, and the Web.
Android Developers — Developer guides, a selection of code samples and templates for app development, and resources to provide consistent and effortless user experiences.
Android Accessible Apps — Ensure your apps are as accessible as they can be.