Improvements needed 1. It needs to recognise when something else is talking! If the Google App is reading out a search result, TalkBack should not read out the same text simultaneously but at a slightly different speed! It should talk only when it has exclusive use of the audio. 2. Whose bright idea was it to change the default gestures? Unless you know the new gestures, you can't navigate to the setting to restore your old preferences! Needs a pop screen asking if you want new defaults or not.
Please Add a TalkBack Widget! Much improved from 4 years ago! Thank you for improving this app. My only pet peeve now is that there is no TalkBack widget and the two-step shortcut in stock Android on a Nexus 6p is rather cumbersome, and if you don't time it right you accidentally end up turning the phone off! Please add a widget so that low vision users can toggle Talkback on and off with the press of ONE button, or add the ability for users to turn TalkBack on and off with Google Now.
I don't need it but... I can't imagine how much of a pain in the rear it would be to get it if I DID need it, and it WASN'T pre-installed. Take note hardware makers: THIS kind of "bloatware" is the ONLY acceptable kind. Stop filling phones and computers with the other crap that isn't accessibility related; if we want that stuff, we can get it ourselves.
Thoughtful App This app is great for people with low vision or who are blind. If you are either of these you know that it is difficult to navigate the internet or the phone. If someone thinks it's slow, they most likely don't need this app. It is not a toy. Thank you Google for making my life easier.
Worst App EVER! I was told to download this if I wanted my audio books to be read out loud (while I was driving and such). It froze up my entire phone! I almost had to bring it into the cell phone store just to get the app removed from my phone. Don't download this unless you want your phone completely controlled!!
Needs alot of work still. Not much use for people that are Truly disabled and handicapped. 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎 I am Very Disappointed that Google hasn't made this application a thousand times better, than this application currently works. A person with disabilities or a handicap such as myself really find this app pretty worthless. I say this because it needs way too much work still before it will work correctly for people that are disabled and handicapped. It WAS a great idea with but with TERRIBLE IMPLEMENTATION by Google. This application is way more useful to people with no handicap at all.
This update of TalkBack has integrated a number of improvements.
Text editing in Chrome now supported.
Text that has been selected, copied, cut or pasted is now reported.
There is a new option to “Copy Last Utterance to Clipboard”.
Custom actions menu can now be opened with a gesture.
Phonetic spelling tables added for most languages.