Reading mode

4.0
541 reviews
50K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Designed for and with people with low vision, blindness and dyslexia, Reading mode helps improve your screen reading experience with a focus on customizable contrast, text size, text-to-speech, page clutter, and font types. Once downloaded, the app integrates into your quick settings and can be easily accessed across apps and web pages.

Instructions:

To get started:

1. Download and install Reading mode via Play Store
2. Find Reading mode on your home screen and tap to open it
3. Read the tutorial and it will redirect you to the settings at the end
4. In the settings, tap “Reading mode” and toggle on “Reading mode shortcut” to allow Reading mode to access your device
5. Please refer to https://support.google.com/accessibility/android/answer/7650693 to set up different Reading mode entry points

Key Features:

Focused reading view: Reading mode provides a customizable reading environment without clutter to make it easier to access content and focus
Text-to-speech: Hear written content read out loud to you at the touch of a button. Choose from a selection of high quality long-form voices. Easily accessible audio control options to rewind, fast forward, and change reading speed on the go
Adjust font type and size: Toggle quickly between font sizes, styles, colors, and line spaces to customize what’s best for your reading needs
Quick access: Once downloaded, Reading mode is integrated into the phone interface for fast access
Multi-language support: Reading mode supports English, French, Italian, and Spanish with additional languages to follow
Compatible with Talkback: Easily use Reading mode when using your screen reader.
Designed with privacy in mind: Content is never sent off your phone.

Join the https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/accessible to provide feedback and receive product updates.

Requirement:

• Available for phones on Android 9 and later
• Currently Reading mode supports English, French, Italian, Spanish

Permissions Notice:
• Accessibility Service: Since this app is an accessibility service, it can observe your actions and window content.
Updated on
Dec 16, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
App info and performance and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
4.0
541 reviews
jeremiah satterthwaite
December 3, 2022
Overall, I love this as a feature. The design is simple and effective, the voices are great, the voice and diaplay controls are good. There are some odd pronunciation things but they're just minorly distracting, not problematic. The major issue, however, is I've noticed that in almost every instance large portions of text are missing or out of order. It makes for a confusing experience and the need to double check the original text frequently.
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Matt Coddington
December 7, 2022
Excited about the potential of this app, but this feels like an MVP for sure. Disappointing that the text-to-speech feature stops when the screen is turned off. Also, a simple shortcut for enabling Reading Mode would be ideal. I don't want the accessibility button on the screen, and pressing both Vol Up & Vol Down takes two hands. Look forward to iterative improvements.
19 people found this review helpful
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A Wild Chloe Has Appeared
December 31, 2022
It does what it says it does and does it well mostly. It does cut out some of the text, but I don't know why because sometimes it'll show up and sometimes it won't. The main fault is that it interacts with apps when I'm not using it. On YouTube invisible UI appears and won't go away. On Chrome it puts my tabs in a list instead of thumbnail, removing the ability to see groups. This means I must turn it off mostly. I would like more settings, such as shortening period pauses and what text appears.
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What's new

Initial release of Reading mode.