Mobility

A tap. A touch.
A ton of possibilities.

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Voice Control

Your voice is your command.

Navigate your device using just your voice. Commands like click, swipe, and tap help you easily interact with your favorite apps. You can precisely select, drag, and zoom by showing numbers alongside clickable items or by superimposing a grid on the screen. Voice Control also offers a more efficient way to write and edit. With Voice Control spelling mode, you can dictate names, addresses, and even custom spellings letter by letter.1 It’s a seamless process to make corrections, format changes, and transition between text dictation and commands.2

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, Mac

Navigate your device using just your voice. Commands like click, swipe, and tap help you easily interact with your favorite apps. You can precisely select, drag, and zoom by showing numbers alongside clickable items or by superimposing a grid on the screen. Voice Control also offers a more efficient way to write and edit. With Voice Control spelling mode, you can dictate names, addresses, and even custom spellings letter by letter.1 It’s a seamless process to make corrections, format changes, and transition between text dictation and commands.2

Set up Voice Control on:

Updates:

Voice Control spelling mode. Dictate names, addresses, and other custom spellings letter by letter, with the option to use individual letters or the phonetic alphabet.

Apple Watch mirroring. Apple Watch mirroring uses AirPlay to make Apple Watch accessible to even more users. Mirror and control your Apple Watch using your iPhone and use assistive features like Voice Control on iPhone to get the most out of your Apple Watch.3

End calls with Voice Control. You can now use Voice Control to end Phone or Facetime calls when you’re ready to hang up.

Switch Control

Navigate your device with as little as a tap.

Switch Control makes it easy and efficient to control your device with a variety of adaptive switch hardware, wireless game controllers, or even simple sounds. If you have extensive motor limitations, you can use item, point, and manual scanning to navigate sequentially through onscreen keyboards, menus, and the Dock. Create your own custom panels and keyboards, systemwide or app by app. Platform Switching helps you use a single device to navigate any other devices you have synced with your iCloud account. That way, you can control your Mac directly from your iPhone or iPad without having to set up your switches on each new device.4 And with Apple Watch mirroring, you can use assistive features like Switch Control to fully control your Apple Watch from your iPhone.3

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, Mac , Apple TV

Switch Control makes it easy and efficient to control your device with a variety of adaptive switch hardware, wireless game controllers, or even simple sounds. If you have extensive motor limitations, you can use item, point, and manual scanning to navigate sequentially through onscreen keyboards, menus, and the Dock. Create your own custom panels and keyboards, systemwide or app by app. Platform Switching helps you use a single device to navigate any other devices you have synced with your iCloud account. That way, you can control your Mac directly from your iPhone or iPad without having to set up your switches on each new device.4 And with Apple Watch mirroring, you can use assistive features like Switch Control to fully control your Apple Watch from your iPhone.3

Adaptive Accessories

Switch Control is compatible with a variety of Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as a switch, a joystick, a keyboard space bar, and more.

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Updates:

Apple Watch mirroring. Apple Watch mirroring uses AirPlay to make Apple Watch accessible to even more users. Mirror and control your Apple Watch using your iPhone and use assistive features like Switch Control on iPhone to get the most out of your Apple Watch.

Switch Control with AssistiveTouch for Apple Watch: If you use Switch Control on iPhone, you can now use AssistiveTouch for Apple Watch to modify Switch Control settings on your iPhone.

AssistiveTouch

Push all the buttons without pressing any.

AssistiveTouch for iOS and iPadOS lets you adapt your touchscreen to fit your physical needs. If certain gestures, like pinch or two-finger tap, don’t work for you, swap them with a gesture that does or create a touch that’s all your own. You can customize the layout of the AssistiveTouch menu too, or connect a Bluetooth mouse to control an onscreen pointer for navigation. AssistiveTouch for Apple Watch helps those with upper-body limb differences use hand gestures such as clench, double‑clench, pinch, and double‑pinch to control apps and experiences across Apple Watch.5

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch

AssistiveTouch for iOS and iPadOS lets you adapt your touchscreen to fit your physical needs. If certain gestures, like pinch or two-finger tap, don’t work for you, swap them with a gesture that does or create a touch that’s all your own. You can customize the layout of the AssistiveTouch menu too, or connect a Bluetooth mouse to control an onscreen pointer for navigation. AssistiveTouch for Apple Watch helps those with upper-body limb differences use hand gestures such as clench, double‑clench, pinch, and double‑pinch to control apps and experiences across Apple Watch.5

Set up AssistiveTouch on:

Updates:

AssistiveTouch for Apple Watch. You can now run shortcuts with Siri using AssistiveTouch for Apple Watch. If you use VoiceOver or Switch Control on iPhone, you can use AssistiveTouch on your watch to modify those settings on your iPhone.

Quick Actions for Apple Watch

Double‑pinch to do even more.

Merge subtle movement with masterful multitasking through Quick Actions for Apple Watch. Now you can do even more with your Apple Watch without ever touching the display or turning on AssistiveTouch for Apple Watch. Double‑pinch your hand to easily answer a phone call, snap a photo, pause your music, resume your daily workout, and much more. You can find and enable Quick Actions in Accessibility settings on your Apple Watch.6

Available on:

Apple Watch

Merge subtle movement with masterful multitasking through Quick Actions for Apple Watch. Now you can do even more with your Apple Watch without ever touching the display or turning on AssistiveTouch for Apple Watch. Double‑pinch your hand to easily answer a phone call, snap a photo, pause your music, resume your daily workout, and much more. You can find and enable Quick Actions in Accessibility settings on your Apple Watch.6

Set up Quick Actions for Apple Watch on:

Apple Watch

Alternative input

Control your device with a single gesture.

Head Tracking uses the camera on your device to follow the movement of your head to control a pointer on your screen, and it tracks your facial movements to perform actions.7 On Mac, Pointer Control lets you use different methods, like head movements, to control your pointer and mouse button. iPadOS supports third-party eye-tracking devices, making it possible for people to control iPad using just their eyes.8 Compatible devices track where a person is looking onscreen and the pointer moves to follow the person’s gaze, while extended eye contact performs an action, like a tap.

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, Mac

Head Tracking uses the camera on your device to follow the movement of your head to control a pointer on your screen, and it tracks your facial movements to perform actions.7 On Mac, Pointer Control lets you use different methods, like head movements, to control your pointer and mouse button. iPadOS supports third-party eye-tracking devices, making it possible for people to control iPad using just their eyes.8 Compatible devices track where a person is looking onscreen and the pointer moves to follow the person’s gaze, while extended eye contact performs an action, like a tap.

Update:

Apple Watch mirroring. Apple Watch is now accessible to even more users. With Apple Watch mirroring, you can mirror and control your Apple Watch using your iPhone and use any assistive features on iPhone to get the most out of your Apple Watch.3

Back Tap

A tap on the back opens a favorite app.

Meet the easiest shortcut ever. Back Tap lets you double‑tap or triple‑tap the back of your iPhone to automatically perform a range of custom tasks — from opening your favorite app to taking a screenshot. Choose from more than 20 different actions or create your own automated shortcuts to simplify your everyday tasks.9

Available on:

iPhone

Meet the easiest shortcut ever. Back Tap lets you double‑tap or triple‑tap the back of your iPhone to automatically perform a range of custom tasks — from opening your favorite app to taking a screenshot. Choose from more than 20 different actions or create your own automated shortcuts to simplify your everyday tasks.9

Set up Back Tap on:

iPhone

Touch Accommodations

You’ve got the magic touch.

Adjust how the screen responds to your touch with Touch Accommodations. Control how long you touch before it’s recognized or whether repeat touches are ignored. That way, you can put your finger down anywhere on the screen and move to the item you want to select without performing an unintended action.

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch

Adjust how the screen responds to your touch with Touch Accommodations. Control how long you touch before it’s recognized or whether repeat touches are ignored. That way, you can put your finger down anywhere on the screen and move to the item you want to select without performing an unintended action.

Set up Touch Accommodations on:

Hardware keyboard support

Simplify keystrokes and adjust sensitivity.

Create custom shortcuts for commonly used words or phrases, and your iPhone, iPad, and Mac will type them for you. Slow Keys lets you adjust the amount of time between when a key is pressed and when it is activated, so your device processes only the keystrokes you mean to make. Sticky Keys enable you to enter key combinations sequentially rather than simultaneously. Or use Mouse Keys to control your pointer with a numeric keypad.

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, Mac

Create custom shortcuts for commonly used words or phrases, and your iPhone, iPad, and Mac will type them for you. Slow Keys lets you adjust the amount of time between when a key is pressed and when it is activated, so your device processes only the keystrokes you mean to make. Sticky Keys enable you to enter key combinations sequentially rather than simultaneously. Or use Mouse Keys to control your pointer with a numeric keypad.

Accessibility Keyboard

Stay off the keys and on the screen.

The customizable, onscreen Accessibility Keyboard lets you navigate and type in macOS your way. It includes support for custom toolbars and improved typing with autocapitalization and better word suggestions. This keyboard also supports head‑tracking hardware for those with limited mobility to move the pointer and select or drag onscreen items. And it has Dwell support, so all of macOS can be used without ever needing to click a mouse button.

Available on:

Mac

The customizable, onscreen Accessibility Keyboard lets you navigate and type in macOS your way. It includes support for custom toolbars and improved typing with autocapitalization and better word suggestions. This keyboard also supports head‑tracking hardware for those with limited mobility to move the pointer and select or drag onscreen items. And it has Dwell support, so all of macOS can be used without ever needing to click a mouse button.

Dictation

Everything you say goes.

Dictation lets you talk wherever you would type. It’s easy to type an email, notes, or a web address — without typing at all. Tap the microphone button on the onscreen keyboard, or turn on Dictation through the Accessibility settings in System Settings on your Mac. Say what you want to write, and your device converts your speech into text. While dictating, you can move fluidly between voice and touch, so you can type with your keyboard and move your cursor, all without needing to stop Dictation.12 Dictation automatically punctuates your text with periods, commas, and question marks as you speak.13 And you can easily insert emoji into messages with your voice. Just say “Happy face emoji” when sending your next message.14

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch , Apple TV

Dictation lets you talk wherever you would type. It’s easy to type an email, notes, or a web address — without typing at all. Tap the microphone button on the onscreen keyboard, or turn on Dictation through the Accessibility settings in System Settings on your Mac. Say what you want to write, and your device converts your speech into text. While dictating, you can move fluidly between voice and touch, so you can type with your keyboard, move your cursor, and add QuickType suggestions, all without needing to stop Dictation.12 Dictation automatically punctuates your text with periods, commas, and question marks as you speak.13 And you can easily insert emoji into messages with your voice. Just say “Happy face emoji” when sending your next message.14

Set up Dictation on:

Predictive Text

Find your next word without a second thought.

Let your device finish the sentence for you. If you find it cumbersome to type, Predictive Text can save you from going through the motions. Just start writing and it adjusts its suggestions based on who you’re talking to and what you’ve said before. Tap to choose the perfect next word.15

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch , Apple TV

Let your device finish the sentence for you. If you find it cumbersome to type, Predictive Text can save you from going through the motions. Just start writing and it adjusts its suggestions based on who you’re talking to and what you’ve said before. Tap to choose the perfect next word.15

Set up Predictive Text on:

Activity app

Set a goal and roll.

Reach your exercise goals with the Activity app on Apple Watch, designed with wheelchair users in mind. Instead of a Stand goal, the Roll goal encourages you to move every hour. And sensors in Apple Watch take into account different pushing techniques for varying speeds and terrain — even transition movements — giving you the most accurate snapshot of your daily activity.

Available on:

Apple Watch

Reach your exercise goals with the Activity app on Apple Watch, designed with wheelchair users in mind. Instead of a Stand goal, the Roll goal encourages you to move every hour. And sensors in Apple Watch take into account different pushing techniques for varying speeds and terrain — even transition movements — giving you the most accurate snapshot of your daily activity.

Set up the Activity app on:

Apple Watch

Workout app

Designed for the way you move.

The Workout app on Apple Watch helps you work out your way. Accurately measure your movement with specific exercise routines and set time, distance, or calorie goals based on the type of exercise you do. For wheelchair users, there are two unique workouts: Outdoor Wheelchair Walk Pace and Outdoor Wheelchair Run Pace. Just choose a workout and Apple Watch turns on the appropriate sensors.

Available on:

Apple Watch

The Workout app on Apple Watch helps you work out your way. Accurately measure your movement with specific exercise routines and set time, distance, or calorie goals based on the type of exercise you do. For wheelchair users, there are two unique workouts: Outdoor Wheelchair Walk Pace and Outdoor Wheelchair Run Pace. Just choose a workout and Apple Watch turns on the appropriate sensors.

Set up the Workout app on:

Apple Watch

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Wheelchair workouts

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