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HTC One M8 accessibilty

Accessibility features on the HTC One M8

Accessibility is one of those areas of the settings menu that most of us gloss over, unless there's some specific setting we need to enable manually for a specific app, usually to allow devices like smartwatches to piggyback on notifications. But for a good many folks out there, accessibility...
Google Talk Back

What is Google TalkBack?

Google's TalkBack service is a great way for the vision-impaired to use all of Android's features Most of us take being able to see everything on our high-resolution Androids for granted. We peep at pixels, discuss the merits of display technology to death, and even tend to turn our nose up at...
Hiding at the bottom of the Settings app is a nifty little tool

Basic accessibility settings in Android

Android knows that we all have different needs Android is for everybody, and that includes people who need help seeing/hearing or otherwise operating their device. To this end, there are system-wide accessibility settings baked right into Android, and you can control them through the...
Android L includes new display modes for color blind users

Android L includes new display modes for color blind users

The colors used in a gadget UI often seem like an aesthetic choice alone. But for those with color blindness, it can mean the difference between being able to operate a device normally and having a frustrating time using a phone or tablet. Fortunately the next version of Android after KitKat,...
Samsung Ultrasonic Cover

Samsung announces 3 accessories that enhance Galaxy Core Advance's accessibility features

Using the smartphone as a truly innovative tool for helping the visually impaired When Samsung announced the Galaxy Core Advance, it focused on the new accessibility options that set it apart from the regular Galaxy Core. Today the company is following up the phone's launch with three new...
Kindle Fire

New accessibility features coming to Kindle Fire and Fire HD 7-inch

We take time to applaud companies whenever they bring new accessibility features to their devices. Amazon has just announced today that it will be bringing two new features for visually-impaired users, "Voice Guide" and "Explore by Touch", to both the original Kindle Fire and the new 7-inch Kindle...
BIG Launcher updated with slew of new customization options

BIG Launcher updated with slew of new customization options

BIG Launcher has just updated their replacement Android launcher built for the visually impaired. As the name suggests, BIG Launcher provides a bare-bones, high-contrast interface with gigantic icons. Size can be changed, and individual icons can be read out loud through text-to-voice wizardry....
Android Central

Georgie, a smartphone app for the visually impaired, now available

Addressing the smartphone market for the visually impaired is an ongoing task. Over the years, there have been plenty of advancements in this area with the introduction of numerous applications, voice technology and on screen accessibility features but now a new entrant into the market is seeking...

Sprint brings real-time captions to phone calls with CapTel

Sprint's offering up another interseting accessibility option on select Android phones with its new Wireless CapTel service. Powered by Raketu, CapTel is real-time captioning for phone calls. You still make a call like normal. You're then connected to CapTel automatically and can listen to the...