A watch that considers all the different ways you move.

Apple Watch tracks your daily activity, measures workouts and encourages healthy routines. And because it’s built to be accessible, you can get accurate fitness tracking however you move, feel a gentle tap when it’s time for a meeting or hear a text message read aloud.

Updated VoiceOver

VoiceOver is a gesture-based screen reader that uses the speaker on Apple Watch. It tells you everything that’s happening on the screen and helps you navigate it, without the need to see it. VoiceOver on Apple Watch is compatible with built-in apps and is available in more than 35 languages. And now when you turn on Taptic Time, a series of distinct taps from the Taptic Engine can discreetly tell you what time it is. Just double-tap the display to feel hours and minutes, or triple-tap with one finger to feel only minutes. You can choose from three taptic styles: digits, terse and Morse code.

Font Adjustment

Activate Larger Dynamic Type to increase the text size for a range of Apple Watch apps, including Mail, Messages and Settings, to make it easier to read. You can also choose Bold Text to make the text heavier across built-in apps.

Zoom

It’s easy to zoom in on your content by using the Digital Crown to move across the screen by rows. With magnification up to 15 times the native size, Zoom helps you enjoy all that Apple Watch has to offer.

Greyscale

If it’s easier to see the screen without colour, Apple Watch lets you enable greyscale onscreen. Once you set the filter, the settings apply systemwide, so you’ll see only shades of grey on the Home screen, in apps and more.

Extra-Large Watch Face

Apple Watch has many different faces that you can change and customize. One of them has numbers that take up the entire screen to make it easier to view the time.

Reduce Transparency

For features like alerts, Siri and Glances, you can increase the contrast on your Apple Watch screen by reducing the background transparency.

On/Off Labels

To make it easier to see whether a setting is on or off, you can have Apple Watch show an additional label on the on/off switch.

Reduce Motion

When you turn on Reduce Motion, some screen elements — such as the movement of icons on the Home screen — will be simpler and more directly associated with your navigation gestures.

Resources

Support

User Guides

External Resources

AppleVis.com

Join a community of blind and low-vision users of Apple products.

Learn more about AppleVis.com

VIPhone Discussion List

Connect with a community of people using VoiceOver and other Apple products.

Learn more about VIPhone Discussion List

Mac-cessibility Network

Get information on the use of Apple products by those who are blind or low vision.

Learn more about Mac-cessibility Network

Developer Resources

Apple Accessibility for Developers

Resources to help developers make their apps more accessible.

Learn more about Apple Accessibility for Developers

Explore the vision accessibility features built into our other products.