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Text having stroke/outline on Android Lollipop

You've (accidentally) turned on "high contrast text" accessibility option, an experimental feature on Lollipop. From Google official support, High contrast text This information applies ...
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What is accessibility feature in Android?

Accessibility is a category of features which are usually used to assist people who are in some way disabled. For example people who cannot see well can turn on Magnification Gesture to triple tap the ...
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Is there an easy way to invert colors?

Since Android 5.0 Lollipop, the feature is built-in as one of accessibility options. Open Settings Select Accessibility Below Display section, toggle Color inversion. After toggling it for the first ...
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Google maps road names too small. Solutions?

Try going into Settings / My Device / Accessibility and turning on Magnification Gestures. A triple tap on your scree will enlarge what is there including text and then another triple tap will take ...
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Accessibility services gets disabled automatically

I was facing the same issue on my Lenovo vibe k5. I did the followings to solve the issue. Enable accessibility for the concerned app in the Settings. In power saving option (in most cases it is ...
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Stream audio source to hearing aids

So from what I can determine: Google announced native support for hearing aids with a specification called ASHA Based on this article on XDA Developers, it appears that only Pixel devices are enabled ...
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Accessibility: controlling Android and typing via eyes

Android actually does have this feature (I didn't know it either before today). Camera Switches via the Accessibility Suite is widely available since 30 September 2021 as mentioned on this page. As ...
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How to scroll screen when using text-to-speech accessibility?

When text to speech is enabled, two finger swipe will swipe the screen to navigate between screens and scroll lists.
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Enable software menu without virtual keys

LMT Launcher Requires root access. I won't go into the details, but know that it doesn't replace your home launcher but gives you PIE navigation among other things, which comes down to this: (...
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"Slide to answer" alternative on Lollipop

If you're using Samsung Galaxy S-series, you can change the call answering and ending options in Settings > Accessibility > More settings > Answering and Ending calls. I didn't like the way it worked, ...
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Accidentally turned on talkback

I had this problem with LG Android also - accidentally turned ON talkback. Here's how i got it turned off. You can swipe by using two fingers Tap once on settings Then double tap on settings to ...
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What/How quick reboot works?

I've never seen this option built-in, but there are several apps/widgets on the Playstore offering a "quick boot" as well. The term is a little misleading, as it's usually not a boot at all. For some ...
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What are the other "home" screens called?

From source code of Launcher3 in Android 6.0.1 r16: The workspace is a wide area with a wallpaper and a finite number of pages. Each page contains a number of icons, folders or widgets the user ...
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Accessibility Services missing

Since the bounty expired (went unawarded) and this question hasn't received an answer yet, I just decided to explain the short term workaround as it may help users facing a similar problem. Why I ...
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Android 8 Oreo - No more "pause feedback" for Talkback in accessibility?

You can suspend TalkBack by pressing both volume buttons for a couple of seconds. You can un-suspend it by doing the same thing.
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How to disable "Flash while ringing" on the Xiaomi A2 Lite

Try this: Go to Settings. Tap on System Apps. Tap on Phone Section. Choose Incoming Call Settings. Now disable “Flash when ringing” option.
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Is there any way to disable the repeated animation in the notification bar, for app update downloads?

I don't have Android 9, but if some of the notifications are like on Android 8, then you can try the following: Open Settings -> Apps & Notifications. Click on "See all apps", then the 3-dot and ...
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How can I do adb backup without a visible screen?

(For later Android versions) You may want to try ways to mirror the screen. (Method 2 involves mirroring over WiFi) Or narrate the screen. With a totally blank screen, you can: # enable USB debugging (...
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Google maps road names too small. Solutions?

I also suffer from this problem hence the reason for trying to find a solution. I have just compared the results of Google maps with an app I downloaded a while ago and keep forgetting about. The ...
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Visual impairment support on Android?

Settings --> Display --> Font size will adjust the font from "tiny" right through "huge" on the system pages (like Settings) on the two Samsung devices I have. Tinkering with brightness and mode can ...
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TalkBack: System language is different from TTS language

Make sure that you select the same language under the following options: 1. Settings -> Accessibility -> Text-to-speech output -> ***** Text-to-speech, settings button behind it -> Language -> ...
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Is it possible to get the audio files for the TalkBack "earcons"?

Talkback is open source, and the files available on Github: https://github.com/rmtheis/eyes-free The audio files are included in the repository in .ogg format. Simply download the repository and ...
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Accessibility services gets disabled automatically

Disabling battery optimisation was not enough for me, I had to disabled battery saver completely as every time it kicked in all of my accessibility services were disabled. Also the offending service ...
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Is there a way for a blind user to find the TalkBack tutorial?

In theory when a blind user first starts up the phone they have the option to start talk back. When it is turned on at start up, the tutorial automatically starts. This option is available for ...
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Accessibility services get disabled automatically

Changing the launch setting to start manually and not automatically seems to work. In Huawei devices, it can be found in Apps - app name - Battery - Launch. Battery saving options, on the other hand,...
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Accessibility into android7 there are news?

You should think of "Talkback" as its own app, like any other app in Android. So the version of the Talkback-app usually has not much to do with the Android version. You can have a new version of ...
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Default text-to-speech (TTS) engine in LineageOS 16.0?

Pico TTS is unmaintained and dead. At least publicly. Presumably, the fixed version of it is what is now called "Googls TTS", which is no longer open source. My suggestion, if you're looking for an ...
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Grant permissions to a service launched with ADB?

I believe I figured it out. I'll use Voice Access as the example app. adb shell am startservice com.android.cts.apps.accessibility.voiceaccess/com.google.android.apps.accessibility.voiceaccess....
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Larger Lock-Screen PIN buttons?

There are Apps in the Play Store that provide an alternative lockscreen. Have a look at this page to see some. But from a perspective of security, I would personally avoid using an alternative ...
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How can I configure Android to prevent the apparition of epilepsy-prone flashing displays?

From what I just checked on a couple Android devices, the Android developers have provided multiple settings to help those with various health conditions, but I see none that will likely help those ...
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