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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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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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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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Talk back access to phone when switched on

How can I override Talk back on my samsung galaxy J1 phone. When I switch on my phone I cannot access my menu as the voice keeps telling me to press the select menu twice
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TTS versus TalkBack

What is the difference between Text-to-Speech and TalkBack and Google Talk? (also, I am unable to open the TalkBack tutorial on my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo Android 4.4.2 (it just crashes the Settings ...
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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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TalkBack: how do I navigate from one home screen to the next?

With TalkBack enabled, how do I navigate from one home screen (default or current page) to the next? I've tried the normal swiping but it doesn't work (Android 4.4.2 Samsung Galaxy SIII). NOTE: I ...
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What are the other “home” screens called?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII when I get past the lock screen there are several "home" screens, each indicated by a clickable dash, and one of these (the second one on my device) has a home icon in place ...
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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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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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Can't turn off spoken responses to my online Google searches

I have an Android LG e980. The phone talkback feature is off. My Google speech output only has "hands-free only" or "on", and I've tried both. Nothing stops the verbal descriptions of whatever I look ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S2 recites any actions that I do. How to turn it off?

My phone won't stop talking. It won't let me scroll or see other settings, I've tried to go back the way I did and turn it off, but I can't scroll down or up. I have to double click on applications to ...
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OnePlus One Talkback Won't Turn Off

My OnePlus One seems to have its Talkback setting permanently set to ON. On some apps, whenever I tap on something, it highlights it with orange and speaks the text. I've noticed this in Bacon ...
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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 Requirement:...
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In Samsung Galaxy S3 mini TalkBack is always speaking when switching home screens

From one day to the next, TalkBack started to tell me on which home screen I am. It is always using the Google voice, even if I set it to Samsung TTS. Texts: Page 2 of 5. (German pronunciation) Der ...
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Accidentally turned on talkback

I accidentally turned on talkback 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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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 ...