The independence, information and entertainment that the iPhone has given to blind and low vision users has made it the go-to device when it comes to accessible technology. Enter the Apple Watch — the newest mobile device from Apple. And we’ve got the User’s Guide ready for braille readers.
Accessibility features of the Apple Watch:
- VoiceOver: The gesture-based screen reader, reads out loud what is happening on the screen and how to navigate it. It is available in 14 languages.
- Font Adjustment: Users can adjust to larger text, as well as switch to bold text for an easier read.
- Zoom: Magnification up to 15 times.
- Grayscale: For those whose vision is impaired by color, they can turn to the grayscale.
- Reduce Transparency: Allows you to increase the contrast on screen by reducing background transparency.
- Taptic Engine: Tiny vibrations are felt when there is a new notification. It is also used with Maps for directions.
The braille Apple Watch User’s Guide sells for $30.00. Adaptations, the LightHouse Store is the sole source for Authorized braille versions of a variety of Apple User’s Guides. We also carry a wide variety of low-vision and blindness products, including talking watches and alarm clocks, games, kitchen products, braille supplies and much, much more. Give us a call at (415) 694-7301 or stop by our store between 10am and 5pm Monday through Friday.