Questions tagged [accessibility]

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

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TalkBack: entering pin: Android wrongly says double tap to activate

When entering a PIN in TalkBack to unlock the phone, it correctly reads out the numbers, entering then when I live my finger. This way I can scroll, sounding the numbers out, but not letting the user ...
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Alternative mode to TalkBack for blind users: better support for blindness?

I was wondering about a question I raised in another post about accessibility. That is, how would an app provide a separate interface for blind users? The Android system, would have to support a ...
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TalkBack: accessibility: sound cues instead of all text being read, in order to speed up everything

I am using Android on a Realme 6 phone. When reading interface elements out with TalkBack, it wastes a lot of time reading out what is on the screen as I explore by touch or use linear navigation. It ...
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How does a blind user find the TalkBack tutorial: Google Assistant of no help?

I am still somewhat new to TalkBack. The TalkBack documention can be found here, and I am still looking for basic and comprehensive TalkBack tutorials. TalkBack documentation text However, how does a ...
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Texting while video is available in WhatsApp

I would like to know, on WhatsApp, for instance in the Android version, when making a video call, is it possible to have a text based chat area at the bottom, with the keyboard pooping up on the ...
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Accessibility: camera switches and project activate: when will these be available internationally?

I have a friend with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. As a result of this, muscles do not receive nourishment in a progressively worsening manner, so that the muscles start becoming more and more ...
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TalkBack: liner navigation to explore by touch: reaching selected item

I was wondering, does it ever happen they a blind or low vision user is using liner navigation, and then wants to know where on the screen a given element is found, so, they may want to enable a sound ...
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TalkBack: browsing hypertext: exploring only content and not navigation links

Is there a way to use liner navigation in TalkBack to explore, say, in a hypertext page, such as in a page in chrome, but even on an app, just content, skipping over all navigation links? Could this ...
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TalkBack: explore by touch versus linear navigation: preventing the system from mixing them up

I would like to know what Android does to prevent explore by touch and linear navigation from being confused one with the other while using TalkBack. I ask, because often, when i swipe from left to ...
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TalkBack: how to switch between English, Spanish, and Arabic input braille

I've read that on Android English, Spanish, and Arabic braille are available. I would like to know, while using TalkBack, how the user can switch back and forth between these input methods. Thanks.
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TalkBack: entering text by drawing letters calligraphically

I would like to know whether in TalkBack, when text input is required, whether the user, besides being able to use braille to input text, the user can also draw letters calligraphically on the screen ...
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TalkBack for testers in quiet environments or deaf people who want to understand test and help

I constantly find myself in a situation where I want to test out TalkBack as a blind person, but, since I share the room with other people, who are often resting, or asleep, I cannot activate voice. I ...
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How do I search for entries containing a given text or regular expression using TalkBack

I would like to know how to use TalkBack to search for entries by issuing a given partial keyword or regular expression. Perhaps, as an alternative, the user could speak an entry, and, after the text ...
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Android, TalkBack, support for blind users with short attention span

I would like to know what Android does to support blind Android users with sort attention span. One of the problems with these users, is, that while the user interface talks, the sound of the reading ...
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Can Google Assistant interact with apps while they're open?

I would like to know whether Google Assistant can interact with apps while they're open, and whether you could kindly provide me with since examples. The rationale for my question follows: I was ...
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Audio recorder triggered by global long press gesture

A friend who has limited eye sight would like an audio recorder on his Samsung phone. Ideally it starts when he long presses the display anywhere after unlocking the phone. Is that possible?
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Is there any way for an app to insert text at the cursor in another app, in the currently focused input field? (With the ‘accessibility’ permission)

I'd like to have an app with my custom programmatic text snippets, that would insert them at the cursor in the focused text field, next to other text that I already entered. I'm using both Tasker and ...
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How to fix apps not knowing their accessibility is enabled on Android Go?

I have an Itel A56 running Android 9 (Go edition) and I decided to install an auto clicker app to help automate some things. I finished downloading the app and it asks me to enable accessibility and I ...
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How to make Text Scaling in Chrome Accessibility work in non-desktop mode to make fonts smaller?

When I use text scaling and reduce it to 50%, it remains the same in normal mobile site mode. It only reduces the size in desktop mode. Is there any way to configure this size? In Firefox, I can see ...
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Single-purpose Android Tablet for handicapped person

My brother is profoundly disabled. He enjoys working word search problems. I live 1400 miles away from him, and I only get to visit him once per year. During that time I install different word ...
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How to get out of RTT mode on Samsung S20FE during call

I recently purchased it and never even saw this option on my old Pixel 3 XL. I'm using the Google phone app. The button looks like this: ]1 I've seen many solutions which revolve around turning it ...
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How do I disable Real-Time Text (RTT) once enabled?

I have a OnePlus 8 5G UW from Verizon. At one point soon after I got the phone I was exploring features and I hit the RTT icon during a call. That turned on the on-screen keyboard so I could type ...
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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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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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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....