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I have my new Android!

Hi everyone. I finally got an android that had TalkBack on it. But it dont have a slide out keyboard so I dont know how to use the touch screen keypad. Any suggestions.

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If it's like the iPhone you just run your finger over the screen till it reads the letter aloud then you select it by double tapping the screen or keeping one finger there and tapping with a different finger
Good luck with the phone


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D caramel, what Android phone is it? Is it one that has a slide out QWERTY keyboard? If so, there should be a set arrows or a D-pad on it. Use the arrows or D-pad to move around on the screen, The phone should read whatever you move to. Hit the enter button or OK button to select. I hope this helps. I have android phone, which I know a lot about, but I haven't really used TalkBack considering I have a good amount of usable vision. But I do hope this helps. If you have any questions, please feel free to create a reply below and I will do my best to help you.

-Mike


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uto Wingman- I cant double tap on the screen bcuz it'll just say the same letter and when I try to slide my finger I think it would run the letters togather.
To Mike- No my phone dont have a slide out keyboard. I wish I got the one with the keyboard.
Are there any apps that I could download to the touch screen to make the phone more accessible to use for dialing and texting? Is there a thing called Voice Text, if so how does it work?


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Voice texting is when you tell the phone what to text using your voice. But i must warn you, that voice text hardly ever catches what you say and it writes the wrong thing on the screen. My aunt tries using it and she is sighted, so she uses it while driving, and it is a pain.


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There are some articles in AccessWorld about "apps" and accessibility for the Android system phones.

Use the search box on www.afb.org/aw and check out the articles that relate. The free app to make the operating system some what accessible is Eyes Free Shell, think that is the name off the top of my head.

Search and see what you can find, there are better versions that come with cost.

Sincerely,
Joe S.
AFB Staff


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When I tried to download the Eyes-free Shell I couldnt get it to work. But I dont know if it was bcuz the Talkback feature was on. But I turned it off and I couldnt get the eyes-free shell to do much but say something but it wouldnt work.
Are there anything other screen readers that are accessible with texting?


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You have to have 3 settings turned on:
* Talk back
* Sound back
* Kick back

You will probably need sighted assistance to turn these on.

Just trying to help, hope it works. I am going off what a friend told me.

Sincerely,
Joe S.
AFB Staff


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Hey D caramel, I noticed that you wanted to see if there was an app that can make texting more accessible. The only thing that I can give you is the Talk Back feature. While I was upstate at the Leadership Program, I played around with it a little bit. If you have a phone with a slide-out keyboard, you should just be able to highlight each message and have it read it to you. That's what I was able to do. What phone do you have?


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I think it's a Android 2.2 or 2.0. But it don't have the slide out keyboard.


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Does it have a trackball or any other sort of navigation?


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I have a Samsung Restore, it's not a smart phone, but it has a featuhe called Voice Guide, which is similar to Talk Back feature. I have a slide out keyboard so I use the arrows to navigate. Here is the catch though, my voice guide doesn't support any other feature on the phone except text messages. I can't access my call log or anything or my contacts.


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the eyes free keyboard should help a lot.


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Yeah but it doesn't talk.


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