From specialist phone services, to apps and built-in features, we’ve all kinds of tools that make your life easier if you live with restricted vision.
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How does it work?
Register with the 195 service first, by calling 0800 587 0195 free
You'll be given a PIN, which you’ll need to provide every time you call 195. Be sure to remember your PIN
To register for the service on our network, call our dedicated accessibility team on 0333 304 3222 free from your Vodafone mobile (standard call charges apply from other mobiles or landlines). Our adviser will need your PIN for registration
Information the way you want it
If you’d like your bills, contracts or any other service, in a format such as Braille, large print or audio, call our dedicated accessibility team on 0333 304 3222 free from your Vodafone mobile (standard call charges apply from other mobiles or landlines).
Amazon Echo and Echo Dot are voice-controlled devices that you can use to search the internet, get the news and play music. With Vodafone Skill, you can ask the Alexa Voice Service on your Echo or Echo Dot to access your Vodafone account for information about bills, data usage and more.
For advice on our products and services, call our dedicated accessibility team on 0333 304 3222 free from your Vodafone mobile (standard call charges apply from other mobiles or landlines).
While devices vary, most come with the features listed below – ideal for people with restricted vision:
Voice-activated dialling lets you call a contact in your phonebook by speaking their name aloud. For example, Siri for Apple iOS. Or you can install an app to do the same job. These voice-control apps and voice assistants let you:
Call someone in your phonebook just by saying their name
Use voice commands to search the internet
Dictate text messages and emails
Use your voice to open applications
Use your voice to record notes for reminders or messages
Personalised ringtones for your contacts, so you know who’s calling
Zoom and magnification
Adjustable text-size, text-to-speech conversion, and the facility to end calls with the power button
Speech output that lets you know what’s happening on-screen. Try Voiceover for Apple devices and Talkback for Android.
Some phones are designed to be more accessible and come with:
Large display and backlit keypad with adjustable contrast and font size
Large, well-spaced actual keys, and a raised dot on the 5 for easy navigation
Sound settings that alert you when the phone is powering up or down, or when the battery is low
Speed-dial for calling with minimum keystrokes
A Bluetooth headset, so you can answer your phone without having to find it
Actual or touchscreen buttons that vibrate or make a sound when pressed
Predictive texting, or a predictive typing app, to limit the keystrokes needed
Bluetooth keyboards that connect to your phone without using cables may also make typing easier.
For advice on our products and services, call our trained advisers at 03333 043 222 (standard call charges apply).
Try these apps if you’re blind or have restricted vision: