Overview

Access to information is important to people of all abilities. BlackBerry® smartphones, and solutions from third party BlackBerry Alliance partners, enable customers with and without disabilities to stay in touch with information, colleagues and friends while on the go.

Find out about BlackBerry Accessibility solutions for persons with the following disabilities:

Download the BlackBerry Accessibility Solutions for Persons with Disabilities brochure

Get the Clarity theme for BlackBerry smartphones

The Clarity theme for BlackBerry smartphones includes a simplified Home screen interface, large text-only icons and a high-contrast screen display. Find out more about and download the Clarity theme

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BlackBerry Screen Reader – BlackBerry® Screen Reader is a free software application that helps customers who are blind or visually impaired operate their BlackBerry® smartphone.

Get the accessible User Guide

Clarity theme for BlackBerry® smartphones – Increase your productivity with features like the simplified Home screen interface, large text-only icons and high-contrast screen display. Find out more about and download the Clarity theme

Visual, Audible and Vibration Notifications – Receive notifications of incoming phone calls, text messages, emails and more by visual, audible and/or vibrating alerts.

Extended Vibration – Customize the number and duration of vibrations used to notify you of incoming communications without looking at your device1.

Customizable Fonts – Increase the size, style and weight of fonts displayed on your BlackBerry smartphone.

Key tone – Hear a confirming audio tone every time you press the trackpad or trackball on your smartphone.

Audible Click – Hear a confirming audio tone every time you navigate using the trackpad or trackball on your smartphone.

Reverse Contrast – Change how your device displays color from dark on light to light on dark1.

Greyscale – Convert all colors to their respective shades of grey1.

Event Sounds – Know when your smartphone battery is low or fully charged, and when physically connected to accessories without needing to look at your device screen through non-speech audio alerts1.

Assignable Ringtones – Know who is calling you or sending you an email without needing to look at the screen on your smartphone by assigning unique ringtones to your Contacts.

Voice Dialing – Place a call by name or phone number with just the sound of your voice.

Speed dial – Assign a speed dial shortcut key to call your contacts simply and with fewer keystrokes.

Grid Layout Display settings – Adjust the number of icons displayed in folders on your smartphone1.

Browser Zoom – Magnify web content on your smartphone.

Built-In Speakerphone – Perfect for hands-free calls and convenient conference calls.

Identifiable Keyboard ‘Nib’ – Find the numeric keypad without looking at your smartphone2.

Tactilely Discernible Keyboards – Place phone calls, compose messages and enter text on familiar keyboards with keys you can feel.

Bright LCD Display – Large, high resolution screens with adjustable backlight brightness that displays over 64,000 colors.

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    Available on select BlackBerry smartphones.

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    Available on BlackBerry smartphones with physical keyboard.