[accessible-android] Re: android phones with talkback

  • From: Beto Arreola <beto.arreola22@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: accessible-android@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2013 21:26:01 -0600

If you are running the latest version of talk back there is a shake to stop and 
start reading of an item, and if you go in to the gestures of talk back you can 
do a custom one for just that.

On Oct 27, 2013, at 9:21 PM, Russell Solowoniuk <rsolowoniuk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Well, what is the easiest way to read an entire meal message with TalkBack in 
> the Gmail app that comes with stock Android?  Is there a way to pause, and 
> then resume reading a message like you can do in IOS?
> On Oct 27, 2013, at 9:17 PM, Beto Arreola <beto.arreola22@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
>> Hi, yes your views are fine, but I am sure if you asked a few questions we 
>> can get anyone up and running.
>> On Oct 27, 2013, at 9:15 PM, Russell Solowoniuk <rsolowoniuk@xxxxxxxxx> 
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi Kate,
>>> 
>>> I have used an iPhone since VO first came out on the iPhone 3GS.  I’ve 
>>> never used an Android phone, but, I did purchase a Nexus 7 running Android 
>>> this past June, and, if the Android phone is anything like the Nexus 7, I’d 
>>> say you are much better off with an iPhone.  While TalkBack is okay, it is 
>>> very frustrating to use, in my opinion.  On the iPhone, a 2 finger swipe 
>>> down in an email message or document will have VO read the entire message.  
>>> In Android, , you need to make a swipe up and to the right, touch the 
>>> screen and explore in a circular motion and choose the amount of text a 
>>> swipe will read.  It seems like a lot of steps compared to IOS.  I’ll admit 
>>> that I’m not as familiar with Android, so some of my frustration may be due 
>>> to lack of knowledge, but, I recall when I first got my iPhone, I was 
>>> frustrated for a couple of days, but the environment was intuitive and easy 
>>> to learn.  This isn’t the case in Android, for me anyway.
>>> 
>>> I know my views may not be popular on this list, but I’m just answering 
>>> your question as honest as I can having used both Android and IOS.
>>> 
>>> Good luck whatever you decide.
>>> 
>>> Russell
>>> On Oct 26, 2013, at 3:32 PM, kate andrekson <iloveios7@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Hi list,
>>>> My name is Kate Andrekson.  I am a new member.  I am completely blind.
>>>> I curently have an iphone 5 with voiceover, and I'm trying to decide what 
>>>> phone should get next.  So I'm wondering which android phone are 
>>>> compatible with TalkBack.
>>>> I also want to know your opinions.  Is TalkBack a good screen reader for 
>>>> someone with no vision at all? I want to try and put my money in the right 
>>>> place this time.  I'm really starting to think that buying my iphone 5 was 
>>>> a big mistake.
>>>> Thanks
>>>> Kate
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