Questions tagged [accessibility]

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

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Keyboard Long Key Press in Android WebVIew [migrated]

Anyone have any ideas how to handle a long press of a keyboard key in Android WebView. I had assumed I would simply be able to use the KeyboardEvent repeat property (https://developer.mozilla.org/en-...
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Can an app process the in-call audio signal?

Does android allow that an app could process incoming call audio? This is a disability related requirement, for a user who is distressed by extraneous sounds from poor quality microphones and muzac ...
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Talkback speed is very fast, how can I reduce it in Samsung S21

I have Samsung S21 5G Android 11 mobile. This device Talkback talking speed is very fast that I am not able to catch it. How can I reduce speed ?
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My Redmi note5 power button is broken and the batteries have now run out…How do i turn it back on?

I have turned on some accessibility features on my phone to help me bypass the need for the power and volume buttons most of the time. I also have a scheduled power off/on daily just in case the phone ...
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How to create a big panic button on the home screen that, when touched, makes a phone call to a specific person?

As an elderly is going to use the smartphone, and has difficulty using technology, I would like to create a big panic button on the home screen for her, in order that she can immediately make a phone ...
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How can I configure Android to prevent the apparition of epilepsy-prone flashing displays?

From time to time, some program or website has epilepsy-prone flashing displays (Example - do NOT click if you are prone to epilepsy). Is there any to configure Android to prevent such displays so ...
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Larger Lock-Screen PIN buttons?

Problem: I just upgraded my phone software, and the lock screen PIN buttons have changed appearance! They are now shifted up, smaller (circular with spaces in between them, instead of square and ...
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How can I configure Google voice access so that I only have to say “hey Google” once?

After I say "hey Google", Google voice access is letting me say a few voice commands. However, after a few ones, I have to say "hey Google" again to be allowed to give further ...
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I want to see line between two points (Only when touched with two fingers)

Just like pointer location feature, in developer option of android 10. It shows vertical and horizontal lines, I am willing to have direct line between two points, only when touched with two fingers, ...
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Gionee gn3003 accessibility settings

The accessibility settings on my gionee gn3003 turns of automatically. I have deactivated battery saver and green background, but to no avail. Please what do i do?
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Move the pointer and control it with the head

My name is Stéphane. I am disabled (quadriplegic). I have a Mac Os 10.15.7 computer where I can move my mouse pointer with my head with this system and with my webcam. Is there a way with Android to ...
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Add D-Pad Support To App

Nowadays, flip phones run android. You are able to install any app, as long as it supports the framework. But, the one problem is that there is no touchscreen on flip phones. Is there a way to add &...
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How do I disable all vibrations on a Samsung A51 running One UI 2.1?

I've got a Samsung A51 running Android 10 / One UI 2.1 and updated to latest available security patch (1st September 2020). Other users report being able to globally turn vibrations off, and this ...
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How can I authorize my laptop for USB Debugging if I can't see the screen?

I use USB Debugging to control this phone because the screen is missing. Not broken, missing. The LCD and display assembly is literally gone. I simply can't see what's on the screen without USB ...
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Grant permissions to a service launched with ADB?

I'm trying to get a simple accessibility service, like Google's Voice Access or Button Mapper to work on an LG Exalt LTE, running a stripped down version of Marshmellow. The stock is missing many UI ...
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How to disable high contrast text when that option isn't available?

I bought a new phone and the settings from my old phone were transferred during the initial setup. One setting was "High contrast text" within Accessibility settings. I would like to deactivate this ...
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Accessibility Voice Control to Read a Navigate a Webpage

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S10e and I would like to use my accessibility features to voice control my phone while driving. I would like to be able to navigate to a website and have the content read ...
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How do I disable smooth scrolling system-wide?

Current browsers (Chrome, Firefox at least) have a hidden feature to disable smooth scrolling. How do I do this in Android system-wide? Smooth scrolling on modern displays gives me a headache. I don't ...
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RTT/TDD/TTY keyboard not showing in dialer app, for those of us with disabilities

There is an option to enable TTY in LineageOS 16, but it seems to do nothing. Phone -> menu -> Settings -> Accessibility -> TTY Mode -> TTY Full Full documentation of functionality for ...
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Accessibility options - “Home answers calls”

I like this option on my old Android 4.2 Samsung Galaxy S3 mini. Especially when I am driving it's much easier to press a button instead of sliding... But I cannot find such option neither on Android ...
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Is there any way to disable the repeated animation in the notification bar, for app update downloads?

I've just acquired an Android 9 phone. It is part of the Android One scheme, so the software should be really stock Android. I do not currently wish to install a custom ROM, or otherwise mod the OS ...
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How can I transfer android data to PC (windows) given that phone screen is not working and I don't want to replace it.? [duplicate]

I have a LeTV android phone launched in India in 2016, now the company has been shut down. Few days back, my mobile screen suddenly just went off. Now it is just switched ON. Before dismantling it, I ...
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Android Accessibility: Click When Pointer Stops On Websites

I have a disability that requires me to use the Interaction And Dexterity: Click When Pointer Stops accessibility setting on my Samsung Galaxy S9+. Unfortunately, this setting (in combination with the ...
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In Android Oreo 8.0, how do accessibility options interfere with enhanced data encryption?

In Android Oreo 8.0 many accessibility options such as Select to Speak, TalkBack, and Switch Access show a similar message: If you turn on TalkBack your device won't use your screen lock to enhance ...
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Default text-to-speech (TTS) engine in LineageOS 16.0?

I have recently updated my OnePlus One to LineageOS 16.0 and noticed that there does not seem to be any TTS provider included anymore. In previous versions (LineageOS 15), there used to be Pico TTS as ...
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Coding across the room while walking, possibly using AIDE, TeamViewer, Chromecast, or other mechanism

Why is it that only certain apps can Chromecast to a TV with a Chromecast device? I would like to open AIDE and cast my code onto the television so that I can code on my smartphone as I walk around ...
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How to disable keyboard icon when typing on the other side of the back button, Android Nougat

I'm running Android 7 Nougat. When I type in gboard there is a small keyboard icon in the lower right corner below the keyboard. But it gets in the way when I type, bringing up the change keyboard ...
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Stream audio source to hearing aids

I just started wearing hearing aids (ReSound LiNX Quattro). My audiologist says that the Android developers are working on a solution that would allow me to stream audio content (music, calls, etc.) ...
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How to disable “Flash while ringing” on the Xiaomi A2 Lite

My Xiaomi A2 Lite flashlight illuminates whenever I get a phone call. How can I disable this feature? I tried looking at Settings > Apps & Notification > Phone > Phone > App notification > ...
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Enable Dark Screen on Samsung

I'd like to try out the dark screen mode on my Galaxy J7 max but the option has been greyed out and I was wondering why. Any clues? This option is found under Accessibility>Vision
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Accessibility turned back off - how to keep it on?

I'm using the app 'Automate', in order for it to work I have to turn it on in Settings/Accessibility: But after a short time I doesn't work anymore and it's back on 'off' again. I think it may have ...
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MacroDroid asks for “Application Launched/Closed” accessibility permission constantly

I'm on non-rooted Android 8.1 Oreo with MacroDroid Pro v3.24.1. After I got a replacement phone and reinstalled MacroDroid, it constantly asks for accessibility permission: Application Launched/Closed....
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Accessibility of router password entering via scanning for blind, old people, and ease of use

This post is about accessibility by older people and people forgetting their glasses and shop and warehouse personnel wanting to make use of a QR code and some blind people as a quick input method. ...
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Can i disable spellchecker popup but keep the red underline?

The red underline on misspelled words is excellent, but the popup is awful. This is the popup I do not want: My keyboard app has a much better suggestion list, always. I think because it learns my ...
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Is it possible to switch out the voice for the Talkback-reader?

Can you switch out the voice of the Talkback-reader completely? In car-navigationsystems you can download "funny" or different sounding persons (male, female, actor, ...). But the for the Talkback-...
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Can an application with the following permissions steal user data?

I would like to use an application which is able to blacken my screen (AMOLED) so it consumes nearly no power (of course, while running an app, that cannot be run in the background). The application ...
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Voice typing in Android for a disabled person with very limited hand function

I have a close friend who is suffering from a neurological disorder similar to ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Over the last year his arms, hands and fingers have weakened greatly to the point where he ...
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How to answer whatsapp calls by pressing the home button?

Its just for accessibility, as android supports answering phone calls using home button, I want to do this with whatsapp calls too.
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How can I get voice control like my Moto X 2nd Gen had?

My last phone was a Moto X 2nd Generation. The Moto Voice app was great - I could say "Away Team to Voyager (my custom command phrase) - what's up?" and it would read me all current notifications ...
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How to toggle “Magnify with button” quickly, maybe with Tasker?

I often want to use "Magnify with button" (Android 8 > Settings > Accessibility > Magnification). Unfortunately, it interferes with the keyboard chooser (Settings > System > Languages > Virtual ...
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Android 8 Oreo - No more “pause feedback” for Talkback in accessibility?

I am developing apps for Android and now have started to use Android 8 (Oreo) on my Pixel 2-phone. While working on the accessibility of an app I've noticed that a certain entry in the "Global ...
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Can Hike messenger steal our whatsapp data

As per new update of Hike messenger, giving reward upto ₹10000 for making your friend join Hike. To do this Hike asks accessbility permission. And when you refer a friend or a group, all messeges ...
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How hike messenger is auto inviting WhatsApp group users and importing WhatsApp chats?

I recently witnessed hike (beta) auto inviting friends via WhatsApp & importing WhatsApp chats to hike on my friend's non-rooted phone. Till then, I was under the impression that inter app data ...
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Homescreen toggle shortcut for color inversion under accessibility in Android 6.0

Is there any way, shortcut or app which just toggles the color inversion option which is under Accessibility in Settings. It is cumbersome to go to Settings ~ Additional settings ~ Accessibility ~ ...
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Apps missing from Usage Access menu?

I installed Avast Anti-theft on to my Moto X running Resurrection Remix on Marshmallow, and I'm having a strange issue with the accessibility settings. Apps are missing from the usage page. When I ...
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Algorithms used in Android's Accessibility Colour Correction

Since Android 5.0 there is an accessibility feature that allows the recolouring of everything that is displayed called Colour Correction. This is meant to help people with impaired colour vision. But ...
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Accessibility Services missing

I am using a Huawei tablet with Android 4.3 jellybean OS (EMUI), and for some reason I do not see any accessibility SERVICES (only SYSTEM is there) see below: Screenshot (click image for larger ...
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Accessibility into android7 there are news?

I'm blind and I tried Android 5.0 and it seemed not very good using talkback. Does someone know if there are many differences with the new version?
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Turn off accessibility service

I have rooted my phone with KingRoot app, and suddenly "Ok Google" stopped working. After a bit of searching I've found out that some accessibility services could been blocking it. And the only one ...
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Accessibility services get disabled automatically

This Christmas I gave a Wiko Lenny 3 to my son, it comes with Marshmallow. When trying to install a parental control I sadly discovered that there's a bug (I suppose) that is well documented for ...