New Accessibility Features in Android 8.0 Oreo

Android Oreo is the latest version of Android available and is currently supported by the following devices:

  1. Google Pixel series
  2. Google Nexus series
  3. The OnePlus, Asus Zenfone, Lenovo’s K8 Note, LG G6, and Samsung devices will gain support in the coming months.


  1. The accessibility shortcut, how to turn on:
    1. Open the Settings app
    2. Open Accessibility, then Accessibility shortcut or Volume Key shortcut
    3. At the top, turn on Accessibility shortcut or Volume Key shortcut
    4. Optional: To change which accessibility service the shortcut controls, tap Shortcut service.
    5. Optional: Change whether the shortcut works from the lock screen
  2. Screen Readers
    1. Select to Speak
      1. With this feature, you can tap specific items on your screen to hear them read aloud.
      2. First, tap the icon, then you can: tap a specific item, like text or an image, drag your finger across the screen to select multiple items, then tap the play button to hear everything.
    2. TalkBack
      1. When TalkBack is on, your device provides spoken feedback to help blind and low-vision users. For example, it describes what you touch, select, and activate.
    3. Text-to-Speech output
      1. Features: speech amplification, intonation settings, number processing, and always-on language detection.
      2. You can also adjust the speech rate and pitch, as well as the language.
    4. Font size
    5. Display size
    6. Screen magnification (magnify with either a triple-tap or button)
    7. Color correction (red-green and blue-yellow settings)
    8. Color inversion
    9. Large mouse pointer
    10. Switch access
      1. Lets people with motor impairments control phones and tablets using one or more switches. Use switches to select items, scroll, enter text, and more.
    11. Mono audio settings
    12. Captions (you can change language, text size, and caption style)
    13. High contrast text

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