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Apple Posts Accessibility Page for TVOS; Details Support for New Apple TV


Apple has posted an accessibility overview page for its new TVOS, the software powering the new Apple TV and many of the standard accessibility features are included as expected. For new users, press the Menu button three times to activate VoiceOver. Many of the same gestures including flicks, taps, and the rotor are included. While the Zoom magnification feature is enabled, users can double click the Siri button to speak the focused content and magnify text up to 15X. Bold text, increased contrast, and reduced motion are also included, features standard on other Apple products. While closed captions are specifically noted, there is no mention of audio description on the accessibility page, though it certainly may be available under settings or in specific apps. The accessibility shortcut (pressing the Menu button 3 times) can be enabled to toggle VoiceOver, Zoom, captions, or other accessibility features though like on other Apple devices, the shortcut isn't enabled by default. Here's a link to the TVOS accessibility page.

Source: Apple
Category: News

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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.


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