Articles for the ‘Blindness’ Category

IDEAL-Cam

Fully-Accessible Remote Emergency Video Support Application IDEAL-Cam® is an internet-based service that can remotely harnesses the power of an Android smartphone’s camera in support of providing assistance to individuals in emergency situations. This service can also provide assistance to individuals who have questions about something visual that can be viewed through the lens of their [...]

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WalkyTalky

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! WalkyTalky for Android

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eSpeak for Android

Port of the eSpeak engine that runs on Android. To enable it: 1. Menu > Settings > Voice input & output > Text-to-speech settings 2. Check “eSpeak TTS”. 3. Set your “Default Engine” to “eSpeak TTS”. eSpeak for Android for Android Latest version: 1.0 (for Android version 2.2 and higher)

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Eyes-Free Shell

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. Eyes-Free Shell for Android Eyes-Free Shell Screen Layout Screenshots When using the eyes-free [...]

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Talking Dialer

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. Talking Dialer for Android on [...]

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Talking Compass

Speaks your current heading and provides haptic feedback as your cross over any of the cardinal directions. Touch the screen to hear your heading. Stroke the screen up/down to adjust verbosity. This is part of the Eyes-Free Project as featured in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/04/business/04blind.html Talking Compass for Android

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TalkBack

TalkBack is a screen reader that provides spoken feedback when using native Android applications. Usage: 1. Go to Settings -> Accessibility 2. Check the “Accessibility” and “TalkBack” checkboxes About TalkBack: -Does not run if accessibility is disabled -Is part of the Android system and cannot be uninstalled Talkback for Android Accessibility Preferences Preference settings for [...]

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TTS Library

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 [...]

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Configurations for other disabilities

Minimum/Preferred Accessibility Configurations for other Users The following minimum/preferred configurations were designed to maximize accessibility for: individuals with print disabilities other than blindness and low vision; Users who never learned to read; People who are aging; and, Consumers wishing to use their smart phones in eyes-busy environments. Minimum Configuration: Trackball or a D-Pad somewhere on [...]

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Preliminary Documentation

The documentation below was developed by TV Raman (Google) and Charles L. Chen (Google). It was edited (slightly) by IDEAL Group, Inc. Please click here to see the original documentation. Without the dedicated work of TV Raman and Charles L. Chen, we would not have been able to provide the information below nor would eyes-free [...]

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Configurations for Individuals who are Blind

Minimum Configuration Must have a trackball or a D-Pad somewhere on the device; Must have a keyboard; Firmware Version 1.6 (Donut) or greater; Android application: TalkBack Preferred Configuration (if possible) Trackball or a D-Pad accessible without sliding out the keyboard Physical call and hang-up buttons Keyboard spacing enable user to differentiate one key from another; [...]

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Application Statistics

Apps4Android, Google’s Eyes Free Project, and Onymous Heroes Application Statistics are available! Get the Total Downloads (as of 11/08/2010) and Total Users (as of 11/08/2010) for all our amazing application, only then can you witness how important accessibility applications really are.

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Apps4Android Assistive Technology

Apps4Android/Eyes-Free Assistive Technology (AT) Applications: From Research to Practice to Unbelievable Economies of Scale! Also a comparison of Cost of Commercial Alternatives to Apps4Android’s Assistive Technology Software Solutions.

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iAugComm

iDEAL Group’s Augmentative Communication application is designed to enhance the communications abilities of people who are unable to speak. iAugComm provides a symbol-based method of communication that uses the Text-To-Speech (TTS) library for Android. Google Android is a free software platform and operating system for mobile devices. iAugComm for Android An Android-Based Augmentative Communication Application. The [...]

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SMSpeaker

Ever wish your Android device could read your SMS messages out to you? Then SMSpeaker is for you! Note: SMSpeaker uses Google’s Text-To-Speech (TTS) library. If you do not have it installed already, SMSpeaker will first ask you to install the TTS. Google’s TTS is a free download. SMSpeaker for Android Ever wish your Android [...]

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Android Image Viewer

Want animated gifs to animate? Want a simple, straightforward image viewer that offers multi-touch zoom gestures on newer devices (Droid, Nexus, etc)? Then get IDEAL’s Image Viewer today! We support GIF, JPG, and PNG formats. Sample animated GIFs available on our web. Image Viewer (with Animation) for Android

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Ask Eindroid

Wish your smartphone was smart? Smart enough to answer questions about stocks, sports, the news, math, and more with no more effort from you than simply speaking to it? With Eindroid, it is! Just ask Eindroid a question, and it will tell you the answer! No typing required! Eindroid – Your smartphone just got smarter! [...]

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