In this video we're taking a look at the accessibility features of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. We'll start with the physical layout of the device, and then provide a quick overview of the accessibility features that are included. This video was produced by the American Foundation for the Blind as a work product for Samsung Electronics. Physical Layout
The Galaxy Z-Flip uses a flip-phone design, which means it folds vertically using a hinge. When opened, the phone has a 6.7 inch edge-to-edge touchscreen. There is a small circular cutout for the camera at the top of the screen.
The only physical buttons are along the right side of the device. Starting from the top, there is a volume rocker, and then a power button. The power button also has an integrated fingerprint reader.
Along the bottom of the device you will find a USB-C charging port and a speaker grille. And along the very top left edge of the device is the sim card tray.
And finally, on the back of the device, there is a rectangular protrusion along the top left corner that houses the device's rear cameras. Near the cameras there is a small display that shows notifications and other information when the device is folded.
The Galaxy Z Flip has a number of built-in accessibility features that can make it easier to use. You can find these features in the settings app, under accessibility.
Here you'll see a list of features.
The Z Flip has a screen reader called Voice Assistant that will allow you to use all of the features of your phone without needing to see the screen. Instead, you will receive spoken feedback from Voice Assistant and use gestures on the touch screen to navigate around. This is an excellent option for someone who is blind or has a significant vision loss.
If you have difficulty reading the screen, but you don't want to use a screen reader, you can try the visibility enhancements features, which include options such as a high contrast theme, larger text sizes, color adjustments, and a fully featured screen magnifier.
The hearing enhancement features allow you to configure hearing aid support, captioning and subtitles for media, Real Time Text, and even Live Transcribe and Live Caption, which provide real time transcripts for live speech or uncaptioned media.
Finally, there are interaction and dexterity features to allow you to configure switch access, touch settings, sticky and slow keys, and other features that make the device easier to use if you have limited dexterity. There is even an assistant menu that can be enabled to provide easy to reach, quick access to more features.
The Galaxy Z Flip also comes with Bixby, Samsung's AI assistant which can help enable these settings and more through voice commands.
The Galaxy Z Flip has some powerful accessibility features that may be right for you. We have put together a series of videos on how each of these features work. You can find more details at afb.org/samsung.
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