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Installing Android apps for accessibility is now easier

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You can now download new text-to-speech voices and carrier specific Accessibility Application Installers from the Android app store, making it easier to get accessibility apps on your Android smartphone.

The Accessibility Application Installers will identify which accessibility applications are not installed on your Android smartphone and assist you to install the missing applications.

These apps include Accessibility Preference, Eyes Free Shell, IDEAL Item Identifier, IDEAL magnifier, IDEAL Web Access Pack, K-9 Mail, KickBack, Rock Lock, Sound Back, TalkBack, Talking Dialer, Walky Talky and Intersection Explorer.

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iOS – iPad & iPhone

iOS is the operating system that runs on Apple mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad. Apple is generally credited with creating the first popular consumer accessible touch screen device with the inclusion of the VoiceOver screen reader in the iPhone 3GS.

Current versions of iOS contain a number of accessibility features closely related to the features found in OS X, the desktop and laptop Apple operating system. Features include:

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Android

The term 'Android’ refers to the group of devices such as smartphones and tablets that run Google’s mobile operating system Android. The operating system can be found on most non-Apple devices produced by manufacturers such as Samsung, LG, Sony, Motorola and HTC. Most generic smartphones and tablets also run Android.

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Mobile

A smartphone is a mobile phone with advanced computing power. In addition to making phone calls and sending text messages, smartphones can be connected to the internet. In essence, it is like carrying around a small computer that allows you to communicate with others, access the internet and install advanced applications just like you would on your desktop computer.

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