Accessibility features in Apple devices
No extra charge, no downloading required. Go to the settings icon and find where to turn them on under accessibility.
- Closed captions
- Mono audio slider
- Screen flash (MacBook) or Visible and vibrating alerts (iPad and iPhone)
- Audio descriptions (iPad and iPhone)
Accessibility devices which pair with Apple devices
In addition, you can add:
- headphones which are designed to assist those with partial hearing loss. We stock the Aftershokz brand, rated by Everyday Hearing as the best bone conducting headphones of 2016.
- bluetooth hearing aids. A list of supported iPhones and hearing aids is available here.
Why not consider installing a Ring Doorbell ? The Ring Doorbell will allow you to use your iPhone or iPad to see whoever is at your door so you can decide whether you want to open the door.
Recommended apps to support those with a hearing impairment
- Auslan tutor apps
- Speech to text for phone calls and messaging– Vox Sci, Pedius
- Speech to text for lyrics – Sound Hound
- Subtitles Viewer! (Lite and Pro versions)
- Subtitles Viewer LIVE
- Environment alerts – Tap Tap
- Communication apps– Proloquo4Text, Predictable
- Lots of social networking and viewing apps/sites – FaceTime, iMessage, Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, ABC iView