Ten Percent Happier and Apple Accessibility

Ten Percent Happier is optimized to work well with Apple’s built in accessibility features.

If you have questions on setting up accessibility features on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch here are some resources at Apple

Vision 

Tips:

  • If you’re using the Zoom accessibility feature we recommend Full Screen Zoom rather than Window Zoom in the Ten Percent Happier app.
  • If you’re using larger accessibility text sizes you may not be able to read the full text of the meditation descriptions. 
  • Bold Text will help make all the text in the app darker.
  • Get more information in Apple’s support article, About the Vision Accessibility Features on Your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Mobility

Tips:

  • We recommend Siri Shortcuts to start meditations using only your voice. For instructions on setting up Siri Shortcuts check out this Apple Support article, Add Siri Shortcuts on iPhone
  • Find Apple's guide to Mobility accessibility here.

Hearing

Tips:

  • Closed captions are currently available on all the Courses in the Ten Percent Happier app when you're streaming the meditations and videos over wifi or cellular. Captions must be turned on for each Course session individually. To turn on the captions:
    • Hit play on the Course session. (You have to start playing the video or meditation for the captions option to appear.)
    • Tap the three dots in the upper, right corner of the screen to open the menu options. 
    • Tap the Closed Captions toggle so it turns red.
    • Tap the X just above the toggle to close the menu again.
  • All of our Sleep content is captioned and most of our Singles content is captioned. We're working to add captions everything else. Captions have to be turned on for each meditation individually. If you find something that still isn't captioned after you've turned on your settings, please let us know.
    • Tap Play on the meditation session. (You have to start playing the video or meditation for the captions option to appear.)
    • Tap the three dots in the upper, right corner of the screen to open the menu options. 
    • Tap the Closed Captions toggle so it turns red.
    • Tap the X just above the toggle to close the menu again.
  • Content that you've downloaded to play offline doesn't have closed captions. The captions are part of the stream.
  • At present captions are not available on any of our Podcasts content which includes our Ten Percent Happier podcasts and Teacher Talks. We hope to add captions to this content in the future.
  • Find Apple's guide to Hearing accessibility here.