Wednesday, March 11

Free screen reader for Android devices

Greetings. I received the following information from the Gui-talk email list and thought it worth posting here. You may remember the article I posted not long ago regarding the blind Google engineer who was testing a new phone for accessibility. This post is in regards to that information. Enjoy, and as always, please pardon any formatting errors.


Dear list members,

As some of you already know, the Google employees T.V. Raman and Charles
Chen are working on solutions which allow blind persons to use Android
devices including new touch screen input and speech/tactile output
methods. At the moment, there are only two cell phones from HTC,
exclusively sold by T-Mobile and soon by Vodafone, but in the future there
will be many more Android-based devices, including some without touch
screens or possibly even without a display.

T.V. and his colleague are developing the first free screen reader for a
mobile platform. We, the worldwide blind community, should promote and
support his work. Google should hear from many persons that their
employees T.V. and Charles are doing a great and important job. Then
Google and other members of the Open Handset Alliance (OHA) probably will
spend more attention and resources on that.

On this page you can find more information:

As it seems, Nokia fortunately has similar plans:

Best regards
Per Busch

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