Google BrailleBack

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BrailleBack is an Accessibility Service that helps blind users make use of braille devices. It works together with the TalkBack app to give a combined braille and speech experience. This app lets you connect a supported refreshable braille display to your device via Bluetooth. Screen content will be presented on the braille display and you can navigate and interact with your device using the keys on the display. It is possible to input text using the braille keyboard. Devices supported in this version: • APH Refreshabraille • Baum VarioConnect • Esys EuroBraille • Freedom Scientific Focus Blue (14 and 40 mobile models) • HandyTech (Basic Braille, Active Braille, Braille Star, Braille Wave, Braillino, Easy Braille) • Harpo (Braillepen 12, Braillepen 12 Touch) • HIMS (BrailleSense, Braille EDGE) • Humanware Brailliant (1st generation and BI models) • Optelec Alva (BC640, BC680), Easylink 12 touch • Papenmeier Braillex Trio • Seika (notetaker and 40 mobile display) This app is not active by default. Steps to activate this app: • Go to Settings • Select Accessibility • Select BrailleBack, and turn on the switch • Go back to Settings • Select Bluetooth • If your Bluetooth braille display is not listed, make sure that the display is in pairing mode and select Search For Devices • Select the name of your braille display to make sure that it is paired For further instructions, press the space bar and dots 1, 2 and 3 on the display at the same time. If your display doesn't have braille input keys, choose Keyboard help in BrailleBack settings.
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What’s New

• Allow display and add Talkback customised labels for unlabelled buttons and images using the braille display. • Automatically scroll in lists. • Supported Optelec Easylink 12 Touch and Harpo Braillepen 12 Touch braille displays. • Supported Chorded commands on the Optelec BC models. • Correctly detected HIMS BrailleSense Onhand display size. • Added new braille tables, including Unified English Braille.
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Additional information

Updated
11 December 2015
Size
2.8M
Installs
100,000+
Current Version
0.95.1-prod
Requires Android
4.1 and up
Content Rating
Everyone
Permission
Offered By
Google LLC
Developer
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View 94043
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