Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Finding accessibility features in your devices – our short video guides

GARI is an online database helping people find accessible devices. Following user requests, the MWF has started a series of short videos showing how to find the accessibility features in devices and how to activate them. 

The Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative (GARI, www.gari.info) is an online database in 20 languages. It contains information on over 1,500 current mobile phones, tablets, Wearables and Smart TVs. Visitors to the website can search for specific features – for example looking up devices that have a screen reader or allowing a higher level of volume control for people who already experience hearing loss. 

The GARI website is constantly evolving based on feedback from the disability community, accessibility experts and the latest technological developments. In response to requests for more information on how to find the accessibility features within devices and how to activate them, the MWF started a series of short videos explaining these steps on Android and iOS devices. 

Currently, there are 47 videos on the GARI YouTube channel, which include explanations on features such as Noise Cancellation, Adaptive Sound, Invert Colours and many more: https://www.youtube.com/@gari5957. Subscribe today to follow the channel and learn when new videos are released.

Screenshot of the GARI video playlist on Youtube