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

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How to use text-to-speech to read out text on Google Books

I would like to know the exact steps a visually impaired or blind person would take to Download a book called "X" from the Google Play store Enable text-to-speech for their language (e.g. Zulu) on ...
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How to send any kind of voice messages from phone to a tablet used by a kid who can't read?

My daughter is 4 years old and she can't read. She is using an Android tablet for games and YouTube while I am away. I am looking for a solution to send her voice messages from my phone. Any kind ...
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TalkBack: System language is different from TTS language

I'm on a Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo with Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), and would like to use TalkBack. Why are the system language and TTS language separate. What does this separation of tasks achieve? ...
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Google Now in other languages?

What plans does Google have to support Google Now in other languages. This would be especially important for people who need to use the device without looking at the screen. On my Samsung Galaxy ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to get the audio files for the TalkBack “earcons”?

I'm interested to know whether there are audio files tucked away somewhere for the "earcons" - the sounds that TalkBack makes for certain things, like links, page scrolling, etc. Are these available ...
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Show plain lock-screen when multimedia cover creates text contrast issue android 5.0

Occassionally I'll be listening to or reading media on my phone and the screen will lock. When this happens, the lock-screen background is the media "cover". For white or very light media covers, ...
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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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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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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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Android: accessing app's private external dir

I'm developing an android app and I want to let the user keep his data in case of changing device. I planned to save everything needed on the SDcard. Is it possible to access the app's private ...
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Accessibility not allowing apps to turn on

I have a brand new Note 4 and when I attempt to have Accessibility allow apps like Pushbullet or Omni Swipe or Clean Master to turn on, it will not allow. This is a new phone and on a previous phone ...
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Android support for non-visual users to help them read books (even with real voices)

WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW: My question relates to how to operate an Android device so as to allow the user to navigate to and then through a digital book stored on the device, having the device read ...
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Can't stop voice accessibility readout

My phone reads out everything I touch on my screen. I've tried turning it off and on again but that didn't work. If someone would please give me some simple instructions to stop this I would ...
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3G only loading Facebook and Google related sites

I own a Xiaomi Redmi running miui v5 on top of Android 4.2.2. Since some weeks ago I am facing the following problem: When I connect using 3G with any sim-card, I can only access to Facebook and ...
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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 ...