Reading mode

3.7
3.52K reviews
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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
Oct 17, 2023

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
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
App info and performance and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit

Ratings and reviews

3.7
3.43K reviews
David W
July 2, 2024
LOVE the app. Should come standard on my Google Pixel 7 pro. I have it set to activate by pressing the up and down Volume keys simultaneously for a second. It's more useful than most other native apps and *works seamlessly with Chrome.* Some apps prohibit it (e.g. Audible), but if it's a compatibiliyy thing, you may be able to figure out some workarounds. Anyway, GREAT app, I now use it all the time...bc I can use it during the same time I'm doing other things.
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Ronald Pyatt
June 6, 2024
On the plus side it reads some emails aloud but will often give the excuse that it can't read many emails because they're badly formatted. It gives up too easily. Relaunching Reading mode a 2nd or 3rd time will sometimes allow a previous unreadable to be read. Just requires a little too much extra effort. The 2-finger-swipe-up is clunky. Pronunciations are pretty good but I don't see a way to correct the mistakes it makes.
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Shaun P