Android Accessibility Suite

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    Android Accessibility Suite

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    Published: 2011-05-24, by Peter Warrior.

    TalkBack is a screen reader that provides spoken feedback when using native Android applications.

    • Well made Canned voice
    • Doubtful usefulness

    "It's reading aloud!"

    In the accessibility section of the settings on your smartphone, there is no one default. The easiest is to download this app, which reads aloud the various options that may arise on the screen. It doesn't read internet pages nor anything beyond your own phone's system menus and screens. The only and big exception are native applications, basically, Google apps. For example, when you start Gmail, Talkback reads the subject of each mail you tap; when you push any hardware button, it says which has been pushed.

    We don't know how much useful this app can be to a blind person, or what's its actual usefulness anyway. What we can assure is that canned voice, even being well achieved, is quite annoying "Option, settings, accessibility"

    If we've given it five stars is because we haven't found anything better app of this kind and it's a good start, a good preview of what lies ahead. We encourage Eyes-Free Project to carry on this way.

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    by Peter , Appszoom

    May 24, 2011


    Android Accessibility Suite is a collection of accessibility services that enable people to use an Android device eyes-free or with the use of a switch device.

    Android Accessibility Suite includes the following services:
    •The TalkBack screen reader adds spoken, audible, and vibration feedback to your device.
    •Switch Access lets you control your device with a switch.
    •Select to Speak lets you select something on your screen and hear it read or described aloud.

    For help with Android Accessibility Suite, visit

    To turn on TalkBack, Switch Access, or Select to Speak:
    1. Go to Settings.
    2. Select Accessibility.

    Android 4.1 and above:
    3. Touch TalkBack, Switch Access, or Select to Speak, and switch it on.

    Android 4.0:
    3. Touch TalkBack and switch it on.
    4. Go back to the previous screen, then turn on Explore by Touch.

    Android 3.2 and earlier:
    3. Select the Accessibility checkbox.
    4. Select the TalkBack checkbox.

    Permissions Notice
    Phone: Android Accessibility Suite observes the phone state so it can adapt announcements to your call status.
    Accessibility Service: Because this app is an accessibility service, it can observe your actions, retrieve window content, and observe text that you type.

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