superjawes wrote:On the backside of that, what apps are we talking about? Those will be less specific to the platform.
When TalkBack is on, your device provides spoken feedback to help blind and low-vision users. For example it describes what you touch, select,
Dizik wrote:Are the built-in Android features not adequate? There are several features baked in that might be useful via the Accessibility menu under settings. One of such settings is TalkBack.
Dizik wrote:Digging into the TalkBack settings, you can have your phone tell you what keys you're typing, can speak when the screen is off, speak caller ID, "touch exploration", and a lot of other settings.
DPete27 wrote:Yeah, so I just tried that on my Razr (Android 4.1)....telling you what you pressed after you pressed it doesn't really help find the key in the first place. In the accessibility options, I can enable "large text" which roughly doubles the size of all text and icons. You can also go into display settings to set font size to "Huge" which does basically the same thing. That would be pretty helpful I imagine.
Regarding the dial-pad, my phone's dial pad takes up the entire 4.3" screen, so that's a non-issue.
Besides all that, choosing a plain/colored background that contrasts well with text and icons on the phone is a must. I don't see an "inverted colors" option in my Razr, so if I select a white background, I can barely see my icon labels. Dark/black backgrounds provide good contrast to the white letters though and will reduce battery drain.
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