Mobile accessibility

Loads of phones and tablets have features to help support people with disabilities.

 

Vision

Features for the blind or partially sighted can include:

  • Screen readers
  • Screen magnifiers
  • Voice activation
  • Adjustable font sizes and screen colours

 

Hearing

Features for the deaf or hard of hearing can include:

  • Hearing aid compatibility
  • Adjustable volume controls
  • Vibrate alerts
  • Mono audio

 

Mobility and dexterity

Features for those with physical disabilities or limited motor skills can include:

  • Large keypads / touch assistant touch screens
  • Voice activation
  • External keyboard compatibility
  • Easy to grip case design

 

Learning and cognition

Features for these with learning difficulties can include:

  • Simple, easy-to-use phone design and display
  • Limited / restricted settings mode

 

Find and compare phones and tablets with accessibility features

The Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative (GARI) website compares accessibility features from different phone and tablet manufacturers to help you choose a device that’s right for you.

Filter by requirements, like dexterity, vision, hearing/speech and cognition, or use the advanced search to filter by more specific features, such as screen readers, hearing aid settings or external keyboard support.

 

Device accessibility information

Accessibility features will differ by device. Go to the manufacturer's website to check:

 

Sky accessibility services

We offer a range of services to our customers with accessibility requirements. Visit our Accessibility information and registration guide for more info.

For a copy of our Code of Practice in braille, regular, large or easy-to-read print, or on audio CD, get in touch.

Last updated: 24 March 2021