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Audio & Visual Accessibility features of Acrobat Reader Mobile app.

Adobe Employee ,
Aug 07, 2020 Aug 07, 2020

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 iOS and Android devices support several accessibility features of Acrobat Reader Mobile App. This document will walk you through the how they exactly function:


  • Visual features
  • Audio features


Let’s get started:  

  • Visual features:


  1. Night Mode: Acrobat’s Night Mode inverts black and white in low light conditions and increases contrast. Night mode also reduces eye strain and extends your battery life: iOS | Android







 2- Display brightness: Set your display’s brightness to enhance readability as needed.

  • Go to your device’s settings screen.
  • Tap Display and Brightness.
  • Set the brightness level.






3- Invert Colors:

  • On iOS 13 and later:
    1. Tap Settings (iOS 13).
    2. Tap Accessibility.
    3. Tap Display and Text Size.
    4. Enable features such as:
  • Smart Invert inverts most colors but leaves images, media, and some apps in their original state.
  • Classic Invert inverts everything.




  • Android- Your device settings include an option to invert colors.
  1. Go to your device’s settings screen.
  2. Tap Accessibility (or search for it if the menu item does not display).
  3. Tap Color inversion.




4- Text display size:  Android and iOS allows you to specify a preferred text size. Acrobat’s support for font sizes means that its user interface will automatically scale fonts according to your settings. To increase or decrease Acrobat’s font size:

  1. Go to your device’s settings screen.
  2. Tap Accessibility (Android)
  3. Tap Display and Brightness > Text Size. (iOS) and Tap Display > Font Size. (Android)
  4. Adjust the slider to your preferred setting.




Click here iOS | Android to know more about what makes iOS different than Android in terms of settings.


Audio features:


  1. Voiceover (iOS)

The app supports VoiceOver, the iOS built-in screen reader. VoiceOver allows someone with a visual impairment to use simple gestures to hear PDF content. With the October 2019 release, VoiceOver support extends to Acrobat’s Continuous reading mode. To enable VoiceOver:





2- Talkback (Android)

Acrobat supports Talkback, the Android built-in screen reader. If this feature is available on your device:

  1. Go to your device’s settings screen.
  2. Tap Accessibility (or search for it if the menu item does not display).
  3. Tap Talkback.
  4. Enable the feature.


3- Other text-to-speech readers (Android)

Your device may provide other screen readers or text-to-speech features. You may have to open your settings app and search for your device’s audio features.

Here’s an example from one device:

  • Go to your device’s settings screen.
  • Tap Accessibility (or search for it if the menu item does not display).
  • Tap Text-to-Speech Output.
  • Configure the setting as need. For example, you may be able to select a preferred text-to-speech engine, the language, speech rate, and pitch.






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