Technology is nowadays accessible to everyone and by everyone we mean even to those with vision impairment. Samsung at least is striving for the best in this direction and the advanced accessibility features that it introduced with Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 are pretty impressive.
Inverted colors and magnification are two of the most popular accessibility features. People who can’t distinguish the nuances of the entire color spectrum and older people who usually need larger fonts are the top categories of Samsung owners who benefit from a significantly improved user experience.
In today’s article, we’re going to reveal three of the most effective options available under the accessibility features in Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 devices.
Color inversion on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9
When you choose to invert colors, there are a couple of things that will happen on the display. First, all the white spaces will be replaced with black. At the top of the menu, the blue shade will turn orange. And all the text will be displayed in white. Whether you want to invert colors or to get back to the initial settings, here are the steps that will take you to this particular vision accessibility feature on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9:
- Open the general Settings app – you can do it from the Home screen, from the Notification Shade or even from the App Drawer;
- Select the Accessibility tab;
- Go to Vision;
- Find the Negative Colors feature;
- Tap the switch next to it and activate the Negative Colors – if you had it active before, you will need to tap on this function’s switch to deactivate it.
Grayscale conversion on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9
When you decide to convert to grayscale, everything on your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S9 will show up in black and white. Whether you want to see how it feels or you already activated it and now you’re tired of this black and white movie, here is where you need to go:
- Again, access the general Settings;
- Go to Accessibility;
- Select Vision;
- Find the Grayscale feature;
- Tap the switch next to it and activate the Grayscale conversion – if you tap the switch once you turn it on, if you tap again, you turn it off.
Magnify windows on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9
The magnify windows feature in Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S9, just like the previously presented option, can be activated with one tap. Once you do it, you should be able to tap on the newly created magnified window and drag it around the display wherever you need to see magnified text. You will see the Magnifier size option, which you can use whenever you want to adjust the surface that needs to be magnified. And you also have a small X symbol at the top right corner of this window – when you no longer need it, just hit the X and you disable it.
Here is how to magnify windows on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9:
- Go to Settings;
- Follow the same path, Accessibility and then Vision;
- Look for the Magnifier Window option;
- Tap the switch next to it and enable this function.
Just to recap, those with vision problems can always rely on three vision accessibility features in Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9: inversion of colors, activation of grayscale and magnifying windows. Have you used any of these? Would you like to share your experience with us?