Apple is among the trusted smartphone brands in terms of easy accessibility and reliability. Therefore it regularly tries to improve its features and tools to make the gadget accessible for each user. One of such successful efforts is the introduction of VoiceOver. It’s the screen reader and recognition tool developed especially for low-vision and blind persons. It brings the voice feature to the next level. With this new feature provided by Apple, users can easily have their smartphone’s screen read to them, even if the user didn’t optimize the apps for VoiceOver.
If you want to activate and use the Screen Recognition feature on your device, then follow these straightforward steps:
More about Screen Recognition
Screen Recognition has provided several improvements in the already-existing VoiceOver feature. It automatically detects the entire layout of the particular element in the user interface section, especially if the user is not optimized for VoiceOver.
Previously, users need to manually handle every element of the app’s interface for using VoiceOver, especially for visually impaired persons. With this screen recognition feature, we have Machine learning functionality to automatically detect and label each tab, icon, slider, and button.
On iPhone, Screen Recognition is computer vision functionality. It has been successfully checked on thousands of images of apps. The particular algorithm detects the relevant button, tab, and icons to let the user know how several on-screen elements differ from each other. It can easily recognize every element from images using common tabs and icons like labels, back, or home.
Uses of Screen Recognition Feature
It is used to detect and analyze UI elements: from easy to extremely complicated ones. The screen recognition of VoiceOver is a useful feature that automatically detects several updated controls and helps visually impaired users understand each UI aspect and function.
Screen Recognition ensures that every tab, icon, and button is properly labeled and thus provides the privileges for visually impaired users about every change made on their device’s screen.
Steps to Switch ON the Screen Recognition Feature
Here is how to enable Screen Recognition on your device:
- First and foremost, tap the gear-shaped app’s icon to launch the Settings page.
- Now, hit the Accessibility tab there.
- After that, go to the Vision category and then press the VoiceOver option there.
- Tap the option “Screen Recognition” and then turn it on.
- After that, return to the previous page.
- Now, Toggle the VoiceOver to ON.
Note: It is recommended to have LTE or Wi-Fi switched on as Screen Recognition needs downloading some data for the process to complete.
Steps to Add Screen Recognition to Rotor
You might like to add the feature of Screen Recognition to Rotor for manually activating the accessibility feature while using the function of VoiceOver.
In order to add Screen Recognition to Rotor, follow these guidelines:
- First and foremost, open the Settings app on your screen.
- Then, hit the Accessibility option and press the tab VoiceOver located under the Vision category.
- Press the Rotor option there.
- Now, scroll down a little and then press the Screen Recognition tab.
Screen Recognition helps the visually impaired users to read the iPhone screen conveniently using several advancements made by Apple in its VoiceOver tool. It detects the entire layout or the VoiceOver elements using the device’s user interface, especially for the apps that are not optimized for VoiceOver.
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