Accessibility Gestures for Android 4.1 and Later (Jelly Bean)
When TalkBack and Explore by Touch are turned on, you can use simple gestures to navigate your Nexus 7:
- Drag one finger. Explore your screen and hear audible feedback for what is being touched.
- Double-tap anywhere on the screen. Opens or activates the item that you last touched.
- Swipe up or down using two fingers. Scroll within lists.
- Swipe left or right using two fingers. Change pages and screens.
- Swipe right (or down) using one finger. Move to the next item.
- Swipe left (or up) using one finger. Move to the previous item.
- Swipe down then up using a single motion. Transition to the next reading level when reading blocks of text, then swipe right to read forward or left to go back.
- Swipe up then down using a single motion. Transition to the previous reading level when reading blocks of text, then swipe right to read forward or left to go back.
- Swipe right then left using a single motion. Move to the next page.
- Swipe left then right using a single motion. Move to the previous page.
While you’re exploring with one finger, you can use another finger to double-tap to open an app, widget, and so on.
IMPORTANT: The way these gestures are interpreted is specific to TalkBack. Other accessibility services may use the same gestures for different actions.
Shortcut gestures in TalkBack:
Note: These gestures work only when Explore by Touch is turned on and are only for Nexus 7 devices running Android 4.2.
TalkBack has shortcut gestures to help you get to your Home screen, go back, and more. To try these shortcuts, swipe using a single motion:
- Up then right: Open continuous reading menu
- Up then left: Home button
- Down then right: Open global context menu
- Down then left: Back button
- Right then down: Open notifications
- Left then up: Recent apps button
You can modify your shortcut gestures and the corresponding actions in TalkBack by going to Settings > Accessibility > TalkBack > Settings > Manage shortcut gestures.