Cognitive

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Spoken Content

Listen along as
you read or write.

Enhance your reading or writing with audio. Go from text to speech with Speak Screen. Control speech playback with Speech Controller. Or use Speak Selection to have a specific range of text read to you. Then follow along as Highlight Content highlights words or sentences as they’re spoken. Or activate Typing Feedback so each letter you type is also spoken aloud. And all this spoken content can come from one of 70 voices in over 35 languages.

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod touch

Enhance your reading or writing with audio. Go from text to speech with Speak Screen. Control speech playback with Speech Controller. Or use Speak Selection to have a specific range of text read to you. Then follow along as Highlight Content highlights words or sentences as they’re spoken. Or activate Typing Feedback so each letter you type is also spoken aloud. And all this spoken content can come from one of 70 voices in over 35 languages.

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The speech controller lets you adjust the speech rate with playback buttons to hear it at your preferred tempo. You can also fast‑forward or rewind content, or highlight words and sentences if you’d like to follow along. Languages are automatically detected and can be switched seamlessly. And your Mac can speak what you type in text fields, with typing feedback available for characters or complete words.

Set up Spoken Content on:

Safari Reader

More attractions. Less distractions.

Sometimes navigating the web can be sensory overload. Safari Reader is an assistive technology feature that strips away ads, buttons and navigation bars, allowing you to focus on all the content you want — and none of the clutter.

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod touch

Sometimes navigating the web can be sensory overload. Safari Reader is an assistive technology feature that strips away ads, buttons and navigation bars, allowing you to focus on all the content you want — and none of the clutter.

Set up Safari Reader on:

Guided Access

Do everything.
One thing at a time.

Guided Access helps you stay focused on the task, or app, at hand. You can limit a device to stay on one app at a time by disabling the Home button. You can even restrict access to the keyboard or touch input on certain areas of the screen so wandering taps and gestures won’t distract from learning. Whether you’re a parent, a teacher, or just trying to help yourself focus, you have all the options you need to customise your experience on Apple products.

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Guided Access helps you stay focused on the task, or app, at hand. You can limit a device to stay on one app at a time by disabling the Home button. You can even restrict access to the keyboard or touch input on certain areas of the screen so wandering taps and gestures won’t distract from learning. Whether you’re a parent, a teacher, or just trying to help yourself focus, you have all the options you need to customise your experience on Apple products.

Set up Guided Access on:

Hover Text

Get a quick size boost of what you’re reading.

Hover Text makes it easier to view selected text on your Mac display. If a paragraph, caption or headline is too small to focus on and too important to miss, just hover over it with your cursor and press the Command key for a bigger, high‑resolution version of your selection. You can even choose the fonts and colours that work best for you.

Available on:

Mac

Hover Text makes it easier to view selected text on your Mac display. If a paragraph, caption or headline is too small to focus on and too important to miss, just hover over it with your cursor and press the Command key for a bigger, high‑resolution version of your selection. You can even choose the fonts and colours that work best for you.

Set up Hover Text on:

Mac

Dictation

Everything you say goes.

Dictation lets you talk where you would type — and it works in over 40 languages. If you have strong verbal skills, but need a hand with spelling or typing, just go to any text field and tap the microphone button on the onscreen keyboard to start dictating.

Available on:

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

Dictation lets you talk where you would type — and it works in over 40 languages. If you have strong verbal skills, but need a hand with spelling or typing, just go to any text field and tap the microphone button on the onscreen keyboard to start dictating.

Dark Mode

Make everything
easier on the eyes.

Dark Mode transforms every element on your screen with a dark colour scheme to make reading easier. Toolbars and menus recede into the background as your content takes centre screen. Light text against darker backdrops in apps like Mail, Safari and Calendar makes text easier to read in low light.*

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, iPod touch

Dark Mode transforms every element on your screen with a dark colour scheme to make reading easier. Toolbars and menus recede into the background as your content takes centre screen. Light text against darker backdrops in apps like Mail, Safari and Calendar makes text easier to read in low light.1

Set up Dark Mode on:

Screen Time

Keep an eye on your screen use.

With Screen Time, it’s even easier for people to manage device usage for themselves and their families. Activity Reports give a detailed breakdown of where time is spent, and App Limits let you set a specific time to spend in any app. This helps you identify patterns in usage and track improvement over time. You can also use Screen Time to schedule a block of downtime in which the device can’t be used. Or choose specific apps, like Apple Books, that will always be available.

Available on:

iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod touch

With Screen Time, it’s even easier for people to manage device usage for themselves and their families. Activity Reports give a detailed breakdown of where time is spent, and App Limits let you set a specific time to spend in any app. This helps you identify patterns in usage and track improvement over time. You can also use Screen Time to schedule a block of downtime in which the device can’t be used. Or choose specific apps, like Apple Books, that will always be available.

Set up Screen Time on:

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