This publication describes techniques for triggering an accessibility mode (e.g., one-handed mode) on a mobile device using a fingerprint sensor located on the back of the mobile device. In described techniques, a user provides input to the fingerprint sensor to trigger the accessibility mode, for example, by swiping the index finger of the user diagonally across the fingerprint sensor. Upon triggering the accessibility mode, one or more aspects of the graphical user interface of the display screen are resized and/or located to a position more accessible to the thumb of the user’s hand that is holding the mobile device, enabling improved one-handed operation of the mobile device for the user.
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Lee, Yun Sun; Brantingham, Luke; Kandibanda, Aaditya; and Murugan, Kavinaath, "Triggering an Accessibility Mode on a Mobile Device Through User Input to a Fingerprint Sensor", Technical Disclosure Commons, (April 13, 2020)