Smartphones have built-in accessibility features, so people of different abilities are able to use them. Depending on their level of sight, there are different accessibility features that blind and low-vision individuals can use, such as VoiceOver orTalkBack screen reader, Zoom, Magnifier, Motion reduction, etc.
Using a Smartphone with a screen reader
Smartphones have a built-in screen reader program that can be activated through the accessibility settings called VoiceOver on Apple devices and TalkBack on Android devices. It is a speech synthesiser that will read out what's on the screen, and the user can navigate with the use of certain gestures.
VIDEO - How I use technology as a blind person! is a great first-hand overview of how blind people use screen readers to use technology.
Using a Smartphone with a Zoom, Magnifier or enlarged text
People who still have some useful sight often prefer to use a zoom, digital magnifier or enlarged text features that can also be activated through the accessibility settings on smartphones. They can enlarge what is on the screen as much as they need to be able to see it.
Be My Eyes works with all accessibility features so that it is easy and accessible for the blind and low-vision users to use the app for visual assistance.