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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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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How can I make Google Now talk back in other languages than English?

My brother is getting gradually blind from diabetes and I want to help him setting up his phone (Samsung S6) with Google Now so he can voice-control it. Apparently Google Now can only talk back if ...
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Android 5 date and time pickers are not accessible

Basically I've just got a new Android 5 phone and I've encountered a severe problem. I use the TalkBack screenreader service, and I cannot find any way to select a time in the new time picker in ...
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Organizing apps not in folders

This is a bit hard to explain.. I like having my apps categorized at the home screen (games, Google apps etc.) but I don't like how folders do it. Placing apps in folders makes them too small to see ...
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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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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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How can blind users enter (keyboard) characters without resorting to a braille I/O device?

If I am unable to use my eyesight¹ and also unable to use my mouth², then how can I comfortably enter characters into my device using only one free hand? Suppose TalkBack is enabled. Is there ...
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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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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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How do I dial phone numbers with extensions with Google Now?

I am helping my visually impaired brother setting up his Samsung S7 with voice commands. Google Now works pretty well for dialing, it can both dial stored contacts and new numbers by dictating the ...
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Is there a way for a blind user to find the TalkBack tutorial?

How can someone unable to see find and go through the TalkBack tutorial available on an Android device?
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Accessibility services gets disabled automatically

I have a Gionee p3s. I was trying to use tasker when i observed that the tasker accessibility service gets disabled automatically after a few minutes. Not only with tasker, all apps requiring ...
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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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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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How can a blind user easily enable TalkBack?

Is there a hardware key combination (eg. Quintuple-tap the power key or long-press it immediately following with a double-click or double-click and hold) to toggle TalkBack on or off? This could be ...
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Is it possible for blind person to interact with a blank/no-visual-output screen?

A: Is it possible to make the screen go blank and yet still be able to interact with one's Android device (either via voice commands or haptically after enabling TalkBack).? This could be useful in ...
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TalkBack not working properly in Wikipedia app

I have tried reading the text for "diabetes mellitus" in the Wikipedia Android app with TalkBack turned on. When I tap the actual text in any number of ways the (long) text article is not being read. ...
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“Speak Password” accessibility setting speaks each character twice

When I enable "Speak Password" accessibility setting, each character is spoken twice. Probably once for the keypress and once for the password character. How can I make the character spoken only once. ...
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Is it possible to programmatically disable TalkBack's *explore by touch* option?

Some applications cannot function properly when TalkBack's explore by touch option is active, but permanently disabling it isn't a viable alternative because not having it on would make using a ...
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Find speech-to-text created SMS history through search

One day I stumbled upon a history of all my speech-to-text created texts when I talked into my phone through a text message my phone recorded the messages that I was saying and I could replay them all ...
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Where is Color Inversion option if not in Accessibility settings on Yotaphone 2?

I'm a new Android user, moving from an iPhone. Having the "Invert Colours" option is very important for me (I use it for Web/PDF browsing in the evening), and I verified this option exists before ...
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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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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 ...