How to Search and Download Audiobooks on a Smartphone

Today I dug up an interesting, in my opinion, program for searching and downloading audiobooks via torrent. You install the torrent client separately, but everything is order. 1.The program is called AudioBooksTor https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vitegra.audiobookstor The program is fully accessible, convenient and in Russian. Oh, well, yes, of course is free. Opening it, you find yourself in […]

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A Quick Guide to Using Android Phones for the Blind

In order for sighted assistants to work, it is necessary to disable the talkback on the phone. (Talbek) is a program that sounds the interface of the phone itself. To turn off the sound program, you need to go to the menu, settings, special features, and talkback, and turn it off. According to the analogy, […]

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List of Blind-Friendly Apps

Creating a mailbox on Google: https://accounts.google.com/SignUp?hl=ru Linking a payment card to a Google account: https://wallet.google.com/ Apex-Launcher (desktops with a lot of features): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.anddoes.launcher&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5hbmRkb2VzLmxhdW5jaGVyIl0 Blind-Droid Wallet (for recognizing banknotes): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mirwebsistem.currencyeyes blind-droid wallet – RUB (to support Russian rubles in the Blind-Droid Wallet app): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mirwebsistem.currencyeyes_ru OsmAnd-access 1.6.5 a11y + 2 (GPS Navigator for the Blind): http://ksrk-edu.ru/download.php?id=63 Skype: […]

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Ideal Settings for Spiel Screen Reader

Spiel is the most highly configurable screen reader for the Android operating system. However, it does not have official user documentation, which often makes it difficult for beginners to master all its features. Many menu items are accompanied by special prompts, but, as practice shows, they are also not always enough to explain certain settings. Below we […]

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Review of Foreign-Language Speech Synthesizers for Android

A speech synthesizer is the main means of obtaining information about the contents of the screen for a blind computer user, and when there is no alternative in the form of a braille display, it is generally the only one. Due to the fact that support for working with tactile displays in the Android platform is […]

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An Honest Review of Spiel, a Screen Reader for Android

Spiel is an open source screen reader for the Android operating system that runs on a variety of ARM and X86 mobile devices. The name “Spiel” is pronounced roughly like “Spill” and is translated from English as “chatter,” idle talk. The program is distributed on a non-commercial basis under the terms of the free Apache 2.0 license . […]

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Overview of Mobile Accessibility for Android

Mobile Accessibility is a suite of applications from the well-known company Codefactory designed to provide accessibility to devices running the Android operating system for blind and visually impaired users. It should be noted right away that this is an unusual technical solution, since it is not limited to a certain program that works behind the scenes, […]

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Review of Just Speak, the Android Voice Assistant

Just Speak is an Android operating system accessibility service that provides voice control of the device. The product is distributed free of charge and is the development of the Eyes-Free Project, that is, the official accessibility team that deals with the accessibility of the Android OS, including the TalkBack voice screen reader and the BrailleBack tactile screen […]

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Some Features of Using Android OS

Navigation As a rule, in Android, navigation through menu items can be carried out using a special hardware control: a joystick, trackpad, or trackball. There are four directions and a choice of an active item are available here (Potentially, the function in some custom versions of the system may work outside the box). That is why, when […]

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