Easy Access to Official, and Accurate, Trump White House Presidential Documents

For Immediate Release HILLIARD, Ohio – February 21, 2017 – Apps4Android, the world’s largest developer of mobile accessibility apps today announced the release of a new free Android app called, “Trump Presidential Documents (TPD).” TPD was designed to make it easy for everyone, including people with print disabilities, to keep pace with, and read, President [...]

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Nokia-branded Android phones could launch this year

Source: http://www.cnet.com/news/nokia-branded-android-smartphones-could-launch-this-year/ July 18, 2016 by Lance Whitney @lancewhit Hey, if Pokemon can make a comeback, maybe Nokia can too. A Nokia fan site reports high-end Nokia phones equipped with Android Nougat are set to debut around next winter. The Nokia name may get to live on with at least a couple of high-end phones reportedly set [...]

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Google launches final Android Nougat Developer Preview

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/18/google-launches-the-final-android-nougat-developer-preview/ By Lucia Maffei (@maffei_lucia) Google today released the fifth and last preview Android Nougat before the scheduled final release later this summer. According to the company, this preview includes the latest version of the Android Nougat emulator to do apps final testing, the final N APIs, the latest system behaviors and UI and the latest bug fixes and [...]

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All about Android Accessibility Scanner!

1.0 Get started with Accessibility Scanner When you design and develop an Android app, Accessibility Scanner can help you identify opportunities to improve your app for users. Accessibility Scanner scans your screen and provides suggestions to improve the accessibility of your app, based on the following: Content labels Touch target size Clickable items Text and [...]

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The only way to get Google’s awesome new app that lets you control your phone by voice

By Zach Epstein Apple has always been a market leader when it comes to mobile accessibility features for people with disabilities. And of course as anyone who follows all of our coverage of cool hidden iPhone features knows, accessibility options also provide useful functionality to people without disabilities. While Apple is still the leader in [...]


The 50 Essential Products That Could Help People With Disabilities

  By Lyndal Rowlands UNITED NATIONS, Jun 15 2016 (IPS) - Wheelchairs, hearing aids, white canes and braille typewriters are just some of the products that help people with disabilities to participate fully in everyday life.   Yet for many people with disabilities in developing countries many of the most useful products are simply beyond reach. To help more [...]


WASHINGTON, June 13, 2016 – FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler today announced winners of the fifth annual Awards for Advancement in Accessibility (“Chairman’s AAA”).  These awards recognize and honor innovative achievements in communications technology that benefit people with disabilities. “We can use today’s technologies to address so many of the communications barriers facing Americans with disabilities,” [...]

Google’s New Accessibility Scanner Helps Developers Check Their Apps For Accessibility Issues

Michael Crider Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He’s been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order. He wrote a novel called Good Intentions: A Supervillain Story, and you should read it.   [...]


Android Voice Access

Voice Access is an accessibility service that helps users who have difficulty manipulating a touch screen (e.g. due to paralysis, tremor, or temporary injury) use their Android devices by voice. For help using Voice Access, see Voice Access support. Voice Access provides voice commands in three categories: Basics and navigation from any screen (e.g. “go back”, [...]


Tens-of-Millions Worldwide to Benefit from Highly-Accurate, Low-Cost, Captioning Services

HILLIARD, Ohio - April 12, 2016 - PRLog – IDEAL Group, Inc. today announced that it was selected to develop the world’s first commercial multi-lingual/dialect, speech-driven, real-time captioning service. This unique cloud-based service will offer tens-of-millions of consumers and organizations worldwide, low-cost captioning services that are impressively accurate. Contributing to the accuracy of the captions is a “crowd-based” caption-correction feature. This feature enables [...]

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Microsoft Takes Six Billion Dollars From Android

By Ewan Spence A long time ago, Microsoft MSFT +0.00% purchased Nokia's Devices and Services division. In the period between the deal being announced and the deal closing, Nokia’s engineers pushed out one last hurrah. The Nokia X range of handsets, powered by Nokia’s own fork of Android, tied into Nokia’s ID system as well [...]

Android 6.0 Marshmallow: A Closer Look At App Permissions

Google’s latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow is exciting in many respects, offering a slew of great features and functionality. The new app permissions are among the highlights, so they deserve a closer look. With the new OS version, Google completely overhauled the way apps and users can handle permissions. With previous versions of Android, if an [...]

Google roasts critical twin Android bugs in new Marshmallow OS

Privilege escalation and remote code execution feature in fourth droid patch run. Google has patched two critical remote code execution vulnerabilities as part of a suite of seven fixes in its fourth round of Android patching since August. The over-the-air updates set to hit Nexus, Samsung, and Android Open Source Project (AOSP) devices first for [...]

New Android update fixes two critical vulnerabilities

By Russell Brandom | on November 2, 2015 03:12 pm | Email | @russellbrandom Android is getting a new patch today, fixing a total of 23 vulnerabilities including two critical issues. The most serious of the vulnerabilities allows remote code execution through email, web browsing, and MMS. The patch also fixes a newly discovered vulnerability in [...]

BlackBerry’s New Android Smartphone Could Be Its Last Device

BlackBerry Ltd.’s new Android phone hitting the market this week could be the company’s last attempt at making its devices profitable before ending production. The Canadian company has unveiled several new phones in the two years since Chief Executive Officer John Chen took over, but none has managed to stop hardware sales from falling. Chen [...]

‘I was born armless, not brainless’

By Tanya Wood Former lawyer, city councillor, court disputes tribunal referee, hospital board chairman and spare-time boat builder Foxton Beach resident Rod Haines has not let the grass grow under his feet. “Being born without arms gave me a slightly different life and it’s been pretty colourful,” he says. “I was getting like The Old [...]

Dashboard: Open GL Version

Relative number of devices that support a particular version of OpenGL ES. Note that support for one particular version of OpenGL ES also implies support for any lower version (for example, support for version 2.0 also implies support for 1.1). OpenGL ES Version Distribution 2.0 59.8% 3.0 36.8% 3.1 3.4% Data collected during a 7-day [...]

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Dashboard: Screen Sizes and Densities

Relative number of devices that have a particular screen configuration, defined by a combination of screen size and density.   ldpi mdpi tvdpi hdpi xhdpi xxhdpi Total Small 3.6% 3.6% Normal 6.9% 0.1% 40.6% 20.4% 15.8% 83.8% Large 0.3% 4.9% 2.3% 0.6% 0.6% 8.7% Xlarge 3.0% 0.3% 0.6% 3.9% Total 3.9% 14.8% 2.4% 41.5% 21.6% [...]

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Dashboard: Android Platform Versions

Relative number of devices running a given version of Android Version Codename API Distribution 2.2 Froyo 8 0.3% 2.3.3 – 2.3.7 Gingerbread 10 4.6% 4.0.3 – 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich 15 4.1% 4.1.x Jelly Bean 16 13.0% 4.2.x 17 15.9% 4.3 18 4.7% 4.4 KitKat 19 39.3% 5.0 Lollipop 21 15.5% 5.1 22 2.6%   [...]

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Smartphones, Apps Liberate The Blind And Visually Impaired

By Pete Carey San Jose Mercury News MORGAN HILL, Calif. — Ruben Morales, a blind 59-year-old retired engineer who lives in this Silicon Valley city, has used a specialized screen-reading program for years to write and run spreadsheets on his desktop computer. But recently, he figuratively cut the cord to his desktop and joined the [...]