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    Google BrailleBack

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    BrailleBack is an Accessibility Service that helps blind users make use of braille devices. It works together with the TalkBack app to give a combined braille and speech experience. This app lets you connect a supported refreshable braille display to your device via Bluetooth. Screen content will be presented on the braille display and you can navigate and interact with your device using the keys on the display. It is possible to input text using the braille keyboard. Devices supported in this version: • APH Refreshabraille • Baum VarioConnect • Esys EuroBraille • Freedom Scientific Focus Blue (14 and 40 cell models) • HandyTech (Basic Braille, Active Braille, Braille Star, Braille Wave, Braillino, Easy Braille) • Harpo (Braillepen 12, Braillepen 12 Touch) • HIMS (BrailleSense, Braille EDGE) • Humanware Brailliant (1st generation and BI models) • Optelec Alva (BC640, BC680), Easylink 12 touch • Papenmeier Braillex Trio • Seika (notetaker and 40 cell display) This app is not active by default. Steps to activate this app: • Go to Settings • Select Accessibility • Select BrailleBack, and turn on the switch • Go back to Settings • Select Bluetooth • If your Bluetooth braille display is not listed, make sure the display is in pairing mode and select Search For Devices • Select the name of your braille display to make sure that it is paired For further instructions, press the space bar and dots 1, 2 and 3 on the display at the same time. If your display doesnt have braille input keys, choose Keyboard help in BrailleBack settings.

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    Joe joe

    by Joe joe

    Apr 21, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    It's great

    Noli Ladignon

    by Noli Ladignon

    Apr 21, 2017  |  "Awesome"


    Michael Barotilla

    by Michael Barotilla

    Apr 20, 2017  |  "Awesome"


    Joel B

    by Joel B

    Apr 18, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Complete trash. You can't even input in contracted braille. This is basic functionality. It didn't even work when I tried to use a braille input on a pure android 7.1 nexus tablet. I tried contacted google for support. ...crickets. It's time for google to step it up, the accessibility for blind users is disappointing.

    Joel Beard

    by Joel Beard

    Apr 08, 2017  |  "OK"

    Pretty dissapointing application. I can't input grade 2 contracted braille with a supported device. It doesn't look like Google cares to make accessibility software looking at the release schedule. I have tried to email them with no response regarding accessibility. What a disappointment.

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Mar 25, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Love you