If you are thinking about getting Google’s Home Hub, you may be wondering whether that gadget — like many others in your life — offers any accessibility settings for people with disabilities. The answer is yes.
To get to the accessibility settings of your Smart Display, you need to launch Google Home app, select the Devices icon on the top right, and scroll to find your display. Select the overflow button on the top of the card and select Device settings -> Accessibility.
Smart Displays’ Accessibility settings.
You’ll find audio cues like the ones already available for Google Home and other Assistant speakers, but also much more. You can turn on/off audio descriptions for what’s happening on the screen, as well as TalkBack, Google’s screen reader. You can also set up various colour corrections, invert the colours completely as in the image at the top of the post, have the screen magnify with a triple tap, choose high contrast text (large borders around some portions of text), and enable closed captions.
Closed captioning settings.
Captions can be separately turned on for video content (so you don’t have to enable them on each YouTube video) as well as for Assistant’s voice. Those who are hard of hearing or deaf could then read everything Assistant says. Captions are customizable with different font types, sizes, and colours, so you should easily find a style that suits you well.