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Turn Accessibility Features On or Off

With accessibility features, you can magnify the screen and increase the size of text in menus on your Fire tablet. You can also navigate your device using gestures and hear spoken feedback about the items you touch and open. Help for 4th Generation, 5th Generation, 6th Generation, and 7th Generation Fire Tablets.

Important: The accessibility features on Fire tablet are designed for users with vision, hearing, or mobility impairments. When you turn on an accessibility feature, your device will function differently (such as different gestures for navigation). If your device isn’t responding to your touch, or you hear a voice whenever you touch the screen, you may have accidentally turned on VoiceView.
  1. To turn on accessibility features:
    1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to show Quick Actions, and then tap Settings.
    2. Tap Accessibility.
    3. Select your accessibility options:

    Vision Settings
    Feature Description
    VoiceView

    Manage voice guidance settings, including turning VoiceView on or off, adjusting reading speed and volume, feedback tone volume, and gestures.

    VoiceView describes what you touch and interact with on the screen (for example, the title of a book in your Library).

    Screen Magnifier

    Allows you to use gestures to magnify the screen.

    Font Size

    Increases the size of the text throughout the device.

    Hearing Settings
    Feature Description
    Subtitling

    Shows subtitles for movies and TV shows from Prime Video and web videos in the Silk Browser (when available for the title).

    Note: Tap Subtitling Preferences to customize subtitles for videos that have Subtitling available, including the text style, text and window background, and more.

    Convert Stereo to Mono

    Disables stereo sound and plays all audio through a single channel.

    For additional help, tap Accessibility User's Guide.

  2. To turn off VoiceView:
    1. Swipe down from the top of the screen with three fingers to open Quick Settings.

      Tip: If you're on the lock screen, place two fingers on the screen, swipe up from the bottom of the screen, and then open Quick Settings.

    2. Tap Settings, and then double-tap the screen to open the Settings menu.
    3. Tap Accessibility, and then double-tap the screen to open the Accessibility menu.
    4. Tap VoiceView Screen Reader, and then double-tap the screen.
    5. Next to VoiceView, tap the switch, and then double-tap the screen.
    6. In the alert that appears, tap Continue, and then double-tap to confirm.

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