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Text-To-Speech Extended

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This is a text-to-speech library for use by other applications.

It extends the functionality of the Android TTS API & is a preview of things to come for the next version.

Press "Menu" on the settings screen for a showcase of apps that use TTS.

If you have problems, please try removing your SD card and putting it back.

Accessibility Preferences

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Preference settings for accessibility applications such as TalkBack.

eSpeak TTS

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This is an Android port of the eSpeak text-to-speech engine. It support speaking in over 40 languages.


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WalkyTalky is an accessible navigation aid.

-Periodically updates the status bar with your current location to the nearest street address

-Ability to input a destination and directly launch Maps Navigation in Walking directions mode

Please remember to enable GPS when running this app!

Set Orientation

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Set Orientation allows you to force your device into a particular screen orientation. Supports all orientations, which on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and above includes reverse (upside-down) and sensor-based orientations.

While you can force any application into any orientation, not all applications will work correctly in all orientations.

Talking Dialer

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Slide your finger in the direction of the number you want — always starting at 5, you can then go up and to the left for 1, or down and to the right for 9, and so on.

Press Menu to access your Phonebook. Press the Dial button to call.

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Eyes-Free Shell

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Turns your Android into an eyes-free communication device.

Provides one-touch access to Android applications, as well as useful mini-apps built into the Eyes-Free Shell.

Move your finger over the screen to explore; lift your finger up to run what you stopped on.


Keyboard Tutor

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Easily learn your phone's buttons and keyboard layout.

Press any key and hear that key spoken aloud.

Rock Lock

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A simple, eyes-free music player for Android.

All controls are based on the Eyes-Free stroke dialer.

You can set Rock Lock as a pre-lock screen for your device to enable quick access to your music collection.

If pre-lock is enabled & you have a lock pattern, Rock Lock will appear before you unlock your device.


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Shades allows you to lower your screen brightness beyond the system minimum. For devices with OLED displays, this can result in significant battery savings.

Be careful! If you set the brightness too low, don't tap OK. Simply use the back button to discard your changes.

If you do set the brightness too low, press your device's power button rapidly until the default brightness is restored.

Eyes-Free Keyboard

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An augmented version of the Gingerbread on-screen keyboard that provides enhanced low-vision accessibility.

Features include:
- An always-on virtual direction pad
- Touch gestures for moving within text fields
- Speech feedback when touching on-screen keys

Due to Android framework limitations, the virtual D-Pad is currently unable to interact with most menus and dialogs.


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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 cell models)
* HandyTech (Basic Braille, Active Braille, Braille Star, Braille Wave, Braillino, Easy Braille)
* Harpo Braillepen 12
* HIMS (BrailleSense, Braille EDGE)
* Humanware Brailliant (1st generation and BI models)
* Optelec Alva (BC640, BC680)
* Papenmeier Braillex Trio
* Seika (notetaker and 40 cell display)

This app is only active when Accessibility is enabled.
Steps to activate this app:
* Go to Settings
* Select Accessibility
* Select BrailleBack, and enable the checkbox
* Go back to Settings
* Select Bluetooth
* If your bluetooth braille display is not listed, make sure 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.

Just Speak

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JustSpeak (Beta) is an experimental Accessibility Service (English only for now) that can launch applications and activate on-screen controls via spoken commands. This service is most beneficial to motion-impaired users, but we welcome end-user feedback from all user groups, including TalkBack users. Once installed, JustSpeak can be turned on in Settings > Accessibility.

For more documentation, visit http://goo.gl/dF7YJH
and watch our YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fIJWyMFlf4