Installing Android apps for accessibility is now easier

Wednesday, 16 February 2011 16:01pm

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.

There are six carrier-specific Accessibility Application Installers, two of which are available for Australian phone carriers, Vodafone and Optus. You can download the Accessibility Application Installers from the Android Marketplace.

This application makes it easier for people who require the Android-specific assistive technologies such as TalkBack, SoundBack and KickBack to install these services if they aren’t already pre-installed.

The new Best Voice for Android application (available for Android 2.2 and above) has new text-to-speech voices for those who use the screen reader feature. Through the app, you can sample and purchase up to thirty-seven voices in twenty-five languages. You can download the Best Voice for Android from the Android Marketplace.


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