Kathy Eckrich was happy with the size of the font the text messages on her iPhone 4 displayed. But after she moved to an iPhone 6 she was unable to figure out how to make that font appear larger.

Kathy Eckrich attending technology class“It was frustrating, always having to take my reading glasses on to read text messages and then back off to do other things,” says Kathy. “When I saw the class ‘Better Seeing and Better Hearing with Smart Phones and Tablets,’ I was excited to attend.”

Smart phone and tablet use are on the rise, especially among people age 65 and older. The Pew Research Center reports that both smart phone adoption and tablet adoption by people over 65 has increased from 18 percent in September 2013 to 30 percent in July 2015.

Kathy was able to enlarge her text and learned a few other features as well during class, but for those who need or prefer to learn this kind of information in another format, the Mobile Accessibility guide is a convenient alternative.
The first e-book published by OASIS, the Guide is available for anyone to download in English or Spanish. It covers what are referred to as accessibility features for both iOS and Android hand-held devices.The book is a useful tool for anyone who wants to use their device more effectively or help someone do the same.

The Mobile Accessibility guide and companion tutorial videos were made possible through the generous support of AT&T and the Consumer Technology Association Foundation.

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