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Questions regarding the accessibility features of Android to assist users with visual, physical, or other disabilities.

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How to turn off or disable text font anti aliasing or smoothing globally or just for one app?

How do I turn off font smoothing globally or just for one app like firefox? Can it be done with a mod like cyanogenmod or xposed framework?
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Samsung Keyboard language switch + Accessibility service

I've faced an issue that Samsung Keyboard disables functionality of language switching using space bar... after upgrade to 4.4.2 KitKat. That was messed on a forums a little bit and everybody agreed ...
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Quick way to toggle negative colors

In the accessibility settings page there's a checkbox called negative colors. Is there a way to have the setting in the notification bar or an icon on the home screen. I have Xposed installed.
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How to restore screen reader prompt in accessibilty settings?

I was configuring my new 4.2 tablet via the "Settings" app, examining available options from top to bottom. When I tapped on "Accessibility", the device presented me with a prompt asking "do you need ...
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Reachability feature like in iPhone 6

I've got Nexus 4 and not big enough hands to be able to fully control my phone with one hand. I've seen an amazing feature on iPhone 6 called "Reachability mode" (when home button is double tapped, ...
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Home screen buttons “unlabelled” when using TalkBack on Samsung Galaxy S4

I'm working with a client who is visually impaired and using TalkBack to access his Samsung Galaxy S4. It's working great, except for when he moves his finger across icons in the home screen. Rather ...
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What/How quick reboot works?

On my Android 4.2.2 (Micromax Canvas A74), From System settings >Accessibility, there is option for enabling "Quick Reboot" as follows: Screenshot (click image for larger variant) So How it ...
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Change orientation whithout accelerometer

I didn't notice when I brough this phone the lack of accelerometer. And now is an ordeal to read/see certain apps and webpages. Is there a way to do this? I'm looking for a solution that works ootb ...
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How can I access my intranet site in mobile [duplicate]

I need to access my intranet site in my mobile browser. Is there any possibilities to do this?
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how to turn off voice command for blind and low vision [duplicate]

I was messing with my settings and I somehow turned on the voice announcements for the blind and low vision people. I cannot scroll down on the settings now to turn this option off.
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I can't access my old android device [duplicate]

I have Samsung Galaxy S1 and I don't use it for over a year. In the last time I used it, apparently I put pattern lock. I forgot it' and I can't access it with my Google account because it's my old ...
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Allow accessibility service for an app without access to settings

For some reason the settings app that comes with my android crashes whenever I try and select an app (for instance NiLS), to access the android accessibility notifications service. Is there a way to ...
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Google maps road names too small. Solutions?

My parents can't read the road names the Google maps app, and I can't find a way round it. (Should have gone to spec savers). I have tried using Google maps via Chrome and Firefox and their increase ...
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Accessible Android Reader Application for text, epub, daisy and PDF formats

I need to find applications for particular formats of books: 1) ePub - Cool Reader, Ideal 2) Daisy - Darwin Reader 3) Txt - Accessible Talkback Editor 4) PDF- Adobe Reader, Smart Q Reader ...
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How can I increase the size of the notification bar?

My mom recently got a nexus 5, and she really likes it, but she has moderately bad vision and so she can't see the icons in the notification bar (so she doesn't know when she gets a notification). Can ...
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Disable gifs system-wide or by app?

I was wondering if there is some way to 1, disable gifs from loading, and/or 2, disable gifs from playing on an Android device. The first would be mostly to conserve data, especially if I'm on Tumblr ...
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Motor disability – In Android Home or “All Apps”, tapping on right edge = swipe to the left – Tap bottom in Chrome = swipe up/page down?

Microsoft has the Sticky Keys accessibility option so that you don’t have to hold down a modifier. Too much holding down, like in mouse dragging, and swiping on a touchscreen can be bothersome for ...
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Remove “Folder Open” “Folder closed” announcements without disabling Accessiblity

I have a Galaxy S3 4G. I also have a Pebble watch. The Pebble watch uses the Accessibility service in order to project messages etc to your wrist. Unfortunately, this means certain other ...
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Is there an easy way to invert colors?

iOS has a nice option in the accessibility menu that allows you to invert the screen colors. Does Android have anything like this?
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Touching multiple web elements simultaneously brings out area with magnification for clarification of intended target – name of feature?

When you touch multiple web elements simultaneously, perhaps due to the widgets being too small, and/or too close together, the area around where you touched pops out, giving you a magnified view of ...
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Galaxy S3 won't boot, gets stuck at the “Samsung Galaxy S3 GT” screen

I seem to have the same problem as many other Galaxy users with the Boot Loop. I cannot access my phone: I am not able to load the Stock ROM or factory reset it, nor erase any data. It is stuck at ...
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T-Coil mode in Android

As I am a user of wearing a hearing aid (profoundly deaf since birth) and was talking to someone in the support group for the deaf, and T-Coil mode functionality was mentioned in regards to talking on ...
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Android accessibility / convenience: Color settings

I found that when using my Android phone for reading webpages reading is often made unnecessarily straining due to the combination of background and foreground color used by websites. Using anything ...
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Voice command when switching pages on home screen

On the main home screen when I slide between the different pages, a voice says "page 1 of 2" "page 2 of 2" etc. This also happens when my phone is on silent mode and out of driving mode. How can I get ...
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accidentally turned on talk back

I accidentally turned on talk back in the Accessibility menu. When I turned it on I got some kind of walk through on how to use it. I couldn't cancel it. So I turned off my phone. When I turned it ...
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Is there an alarm clock app with a large screen keypad to enter times? [closed]

I am searching for an alarm clock app which uses the 10 digit keypad (phone dialer keypad) to set alarm times. I've been using the pre-installed alarm clock app, and I hate having the standard text ...
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In using a VNC to control a computer, is it possible to have the cursor go to where you touch?

I don't have an Android device, but I'm thinking of getting a Nexus tablet, and using android-vnc-viewer to make the Nexus an input device to control the PC, and provide faster cursor movement/text ...
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How to turn off talkback feature on Galaxy S2 ICS 4.03

I have turned on Talkback to see if it worked on My Galaxy S2.That also disabled my touch screen scrolling .Now I cannot turn off talkback because I cannot scroll through the setting menu. What should ...
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Are there any Android tablets that have the “negative colours” accessiblity feature like the Samsung Galaxy S III phone has?

Are there any Android tablets that support the "negative colours" accessibility setting like the Samsung Galaxy S III phone does? There are many people like myself whose vision is light sensitive and ...
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TTS Accessibility for Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) Messages

This applies to Android users in the USA. Has anyone received a CMAS message (used for tornado warnings, etc.) with a TTS accessibility solution (i.e. Google Talkback, etc) enabled? Any ...
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Playing subtitles - and only subtitles - on Android

I've decided to embark on learning Spanish. Last time I learned a foreign language, I was in a foreign country watching a lot of American TV subtitled in the local language. Seeing the translation ...
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Can't scroll using hands - Are there other options?

I am physically disabled. Just got a Vizio tablet this week can do much more than expected using mouth held stylus. up/down scrolling is a problem. Is there a honeycomb setting or app that will give ...
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Accessibility option in Android 2.1

I own Xperia Mini Pro which has Android 2.1-update1. I noticed Accessibility settings in my phones settings. What are these settings and why these settings are required ? I opened these Accessibility ...
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Are all Android phones good for accessibility?

Can you recommend Android phones that are better for a visually impaired person?
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How to help Android users with reduced ability to see

What can we do in Android phone to help users whose ability to see is reduced? To be clear they are not blind persons, they are just 55+ years old and with age they have reduced ability to see. When ...