Mobility

A tap. A touch. A ton of possibilities.

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. It’s a seamless process to make corrections, format changes, and transition between text dictation and commands. For example, in Messages, say “Happy Birthday. Tap send.” And it sends “Happy Birthday” — just as you intended.1

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod touch

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. It’s a seamless process to make corrections, format changes, and transition between text dictation and commands. For example, in Messages, say “Happy Birthday. Tap send.” And it sends “Happy Birthday” — just as you intended.1

Updates:

Hints and persistent grid or number overlays improve your consistency while you navigate a device with your voice. VoiceOver commands can also be used with Voice Control to perform common VoiceOver actions such as “read all.”

Set up Voice Control on:

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 — or even with a single tap. If you have extensive motor limitations, you can use a system called 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 allows you to 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.2

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, iPod touch

Switch Control makes it easy and efficient to control your device with a variety of adaptive switch hardware — or even with a single tap. If you have extensive motor limitations, you can use a system called 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 allows you to 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.2

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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Update:

Apple TV supports Xbox Adaptive Controller.

Set up Switch Control on:

AssistiveTouch

Push all the buttons without pressing any.

Adapt your touchscreen to fit your physical needs. If certain gestures, like pinch or 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 create an alternative to pressing the Home button — a simple onscreen tap. And you can connect a Bluetooth mouse to control an onscreen pointer for navigation.

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Adapt your touchscreen to fit your physical needs. If certain gestures, like pinch or 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 create an alternative to pressing the Home button — a simple onscreen tap. And you can connect a Bluetooth mouse to control an onscreen pointer for navigation.

Set up AssistiveTouch on:

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 without mistakenly performing an action.

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, iPod 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 without mistakenly performing an action.

Set up Touch Accommodations on:

NewBack 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 24 different actions or create your own automated shortcuts to simplify your everyday tasks.3

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 24 different actions or create your own automated shortcuts to simplify your everyday tasks.3

Set up Back Tap on:

iPhone

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, say what you want to write, and your device converts your words (and numbers and characters) into text. A wide range of editing and formatting commands allows you to bold a paragraph, delete a sentence, or replace a word or emoji.

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, iPod touch

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, say what you want to write, and your device converts your words (and numbers and characters) into text. A wide range of editing and formatting commands allows you to bold a paragraph, delete a sentence, or replace a word or emoji.

Accessibility Keyboard

Stay off the keys and on the screen.

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

Available on:

Mac

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

Set up Accessibility Keyboard on:

Mac

Hardware Keyboard Support

Simplify keystrokes and adjust sensitivity.

Create custom shortcuts for commonly used words or phrases, and your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and iPod touch will type them out 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. Use Mouse Keys to control your cursor with a numeric keypad. And on Mac, use the movement of your head in place of a mouse button with Pointer Control.

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod touch

Create custom shortcuts for commonly used words or phrases, and your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and iPod touch will type them out 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. Use Mouse Keys to control your cursor with a numeric keypad. And on Mac, use the movement of your head in place of a mouse button with Pointer Control.

Set up Hardware Keyboard Support 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 your suggestions based on who you’re talking to and what you’ve said before. Tap to choose the perfect next word.4

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, iPod touch

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 your suggestions based on who you’re talking to and what you’ve said before. Tap to choose the perfect next word.4

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 the 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 the 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 Activity app on:

Apple Watch

Workout app

Designed for the way you move.

The Workout app on Apple Watch helps you workout 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 workout 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 Workout app on:

Apple Watch

Go deeper:

Wheelchair workouts

Get more out of your features.

Learn tips, tricks, and how-tos for mobility features straight from Apple Support on YouTube.

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Discover more about Apple accessibility features.

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