some of androids stuff is already accessible with a, it's either a downloadable or on the new androids voice app similar to voiceover on the IPhones.
here's an article I got on it that may assist you in finding out more on this:
" From: electronics-talk-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:electronics-talk-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David Andrews Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2010 1:55 PM To: *** Subject: [Electronics-talk] Accessible Android E-Mail and Barcode Reader Available FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steve Jacobs Phone: (614) 777-0660 E-Mail: steve.jacobs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Accessible Android E-Mail and Barcode Reader Available Open Source, Android Applications Released in Support of Raising the Floor, Reducing the Cost, and Leveling the Playing Field for Individuals with Disabilities HILLIARD, OH July 6, 2010 - IDEAL Group Apps4Android, Inc. announced today the release of the first Android e-mail reader for the blind. The IDEAL K9 E-MailR reader is accessible using Google's Talkback and other Android screenreaders. Also announced was the release of IDEAL Item IdentifierR, an Android-based barcode reader. The barcode reader makes it possible to quickly, easily, and accurately identify products by using Android smartphones to read barcodes on standard products. Both applications have been open-sourced in support of the Raising the Floor Initiative. http://raisingthefloor.net/ According to Steve Jacobs the President of IDEAL Group, "Given the efforts Google has put into Android, especially the work of their Eyes-Free Project team, we are convinced that Google is committed to making Android a world-class fully accessible platform and we want to help Google get there faster." IDEAL is also developing an open source Android web browser for the blind. In addition, IDEAL is developing an open source video magnification application that enables individuals with low vision to turn their Android smartphones into hand-held video magnifiers. Given the high cost of dedicated devices that serve these purposes today, Jacobs hopes these free, high-quality open source Android applications will be Raising the Floor of opportunities for individuals with print disabilities. Jacobs further stated, "While we plan to develop accessible applications for other platforms in the future, we love the openness of Android. It makes it easy for developers to figure out how programs function and has enabled us to innovate much more rapidly and easily than on any other platform." About IDEAL Group Apps4Android: Apps4Android, Inc. is dedicated to developing low/no-cost, high-quality, Android applications that enhance the quality-of-life, independence, quality of education, and employability of individuals with disabilities... and everyone else! Apps4Android is the world's largest developer of speech-enabled Android applications in the world with 750,000+ active users in 47 countries. For more information: http://apps4android.org/ About Raising the Floor (RtF): Raising the Floor is an international consortium of organizations and individuals focused on ensuring that people experiencing disabilities, literacy problems, or the effects of aging are able to access and use all of the information, resources, services, and communities available on or through the Web. Of particular concern are those with limited or no resources. For more information: http://raisingthefloor.net/about " HTH, inthane Moderator, Blind Access Help Owner: Alacorn Computer Enterprises Specialists in customized computers and peripherals - own the might and majesty of a Alacorn! www.alacorncomputer.com proprietor, The Grab Bag, for blind computer users and programmers http://grabbag.alacorncomputer.com----- Original Message ----- From: "Bryan Schulz" <b.schulz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2010 7:20 PM Subject: Re: Is Android Programming Accessible?
hi,i called a local at&t wireless store and most of what they sell are the android operating system. will mobile speak be created for this system or will there possibly be a free open source app to make these phones talk? i would like to get an unlocked phone with no monthly fee off ebay for a low talk time charge when needed solution.Bryan Schulz----- Original Message ----- From: "Dave" <davidct1209@xxxxxxxxx>To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2010 8:22 PM Subject: Re: Is Android Programming Accessible?I'm relatively new to Android land as well, but from what I've done so far, yes, it's accessible depending on your experience. Android comes with a variety of development tools; there's, as you mentioned, a plugin for Eclipse to help streamline the development experience (auto generated project files). However, all of this can be done by hand via the Android SDK using command line tools. One can also specify UI elements within an AndroidManifest xml file. The learning curve isn't too bad as long as you are fairly comfortable with exploring the technology stack (from the tools, to the SDK, to the application concepts such as intents, broadcasts, services, etc. and finally to managing a real device such as flashing, rooting, etc.). Hth. On 7/29/10, David Engebretson Jr. <d.engebretson@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:I asked the same question a week back or so and didn't get a response. Maybe we'll need to explore it together. try eyesfree.google.com cheers, david David Engebretson Jr., CTO Peace Weaver Hosting Need web hosting? Come visit us at PeaceWeaverHosting.com ----- Original Message ----- From: "Robert Jaquiss" <rjaquiss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2010 5:13 PM Subject: Is Android Programming Accessible?Hello: I am looking at a possible project that requires programming for anAndroid based device. Has anyone done this? My research to date indicatesthat Java is used with the Eclipse IDE and an Android SDK. Regards, Robert __________ View the list's information and change your settings at //www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 8.5.441 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/3036 - Release Date: 07/29/10 06:34:00 __________ View the list's information and change your settings at //www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind__________ View the list's information and change your settings at //www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind__________View the list's information and change your settings at //www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind
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