This publication describes techniques and procedures for automatically changing accessibility settings on an electronic device responsive to detecting the presence of a hearing device. For example, detecting a hearing device connected to an electronic device and then performing one or more actions to enhance accessibility services. The actions may include providing a prompt to the user to suggest using different accessibility settings or automatically toggling to a user’s hearing device-dependent accessibility settings. The hearing device-dependent settings may turn on audio enhancement features of the electronic device, such as a screen reader application (screen reader) and speech-to-text functionality. The hearing device-dependent settings may decrease the use of visibility enhancement settings such as large font and captions. The electronic device can quickly toggle between the current settings to the hearing device-dependent settings when the hearing device is detected or removed.
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Hausmann, Rachel and Irwin, Collin, "Automatically Changing Accessibility Settings on an Electronic Device Responsive to Detecting the Presence of a Hearing Device", Technical Disclosure Commons, (January 16, 2020)