Talkback command for visually impaired

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Quick Reference Guide: Talkback for Android

Recommended browser: Chrome ( Android OS 7. 0 or higher ), Firefox ( Older versions of Android OS ) Getting Started

Reading Text Task

Command The local context menu ( LCM ): contains navigation options relevant

Say prior line

LCM: Line, swipe left to the current page. Options appear in a circle by default. Open the

Say next line

Swipe right local context menu by swiping up, then right.

Say from cursor

GCM: Read from next item Say prior character

LCM: Character, swipe left The global context menu ( GCM ): contains options relevant anywhere

Say next character

Swipe right on your device. Options appear in a circle and in the corners of the

Say character phonetically

GCM > TalkBack Settings > Speak screen, by default. Open the global context menu by swiping down,

phonetic letters then right.

Say prior word

LCM: Word, swipe left Say next word

Swipe right Explore by touch: Drag one finger around the screen to announce

Next paragraph

LCM: Paragraph, swipe right items as you reach them.

Spell word

GCM: Spell last utterance Firefox Browser Navigation ( FBN ): The Firefox browser adds navigation features using three – finger swipes. Swiping up or down

Tables Task

Command with three fingers chooses an element type, and swiping left or right

Cell to right

Swipe right with three fingers moves to the next or previous element of that

Cell to left

Swipe left type.

Cell below

Explore by touch The Basics

Cell above

Explore by touch Note: In Chrome, TalkBack does not announce row or columns

Command Task

Power button, then hold two

headers; Firefox gives a description of the table and announces row Turn TalkBack on

fingers *

and column headers. Turn TalkBack off

In settings Open the Global Context Menu ( GCM )

Swipe down, then right

Forms Open the Local Context Menu ( LCM )

Swipe up, then right

Task Stop reading

Single tap Next form element

FBN: Elements Read from this point on

GCM, Read from next item Select and deselect

Double tap Read next item

Swipe right Open combo box

Double tap Repeat last GCM: Repeat last utterance Browse / select options

Explore by touch or swipe Activate link or button Double tap

Double tap each option to select or

Select multiple combo box options Go to next heading LCM or FBN: headings

deselect Go to next landmark / region

LCM: Landmarks Toeele radio button selection

Double tap Use the ” Skip to Main Content ” link if present.

Other Commands Go to main content region

explore by touch, or use GCM Task

Command Quick Nav to search for the Search for a word or a phrase Use browser ‘ s ” Find in page ” function desired section

When in a text editing field, virtual Show list of all elements onscreen GCM: Quick navigation

keyboard appears at bottom of screen. Typing Swipe left or right. TalkBack

Drag finger over letters, release when Navigate table cells reads table cells in order left

you hear the desired letter. to right; or explore by touch.

Reader View in Firefox simplifies web

Reformat documents for simpler Go to next list LCM: List navigation

pages. When viewing an article, the

viewing Go to next list item FBN: List items

button appears in the URL bar. Go to next link

FBN: Links Ignore TalkBack, report gesture

Use 2 or 3 fingers List all elements

GCM Quick Navigation

to current application Go to first item on page Swipe up, then down

In TalkBack settings, enable ” Keyboard

Speak characters typed Go to last item on page Swipe dawn, then up

echo ” Go to home screen

Swipe up, then left Adjust a slider Upar Right

Swipe right, then left Go back

Swipe dawn, then left Adjust a slider Down or Left

Swipe left, then right Recent apps

Swipe left, then up Gesture Hints

Activate in Talkeack settings Notifications

Swipe right, then downWhen setting is enabled To previous heading, landmark, table, focusable item, etc. Swipe up or left Note: TalkBack varies depending on the version of Android and the web browser in use. Some options may be unavailable. Command Full list of commands: http: / / tinyurl. com / commands – talkback Copyright 2019 Deque Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Version 2019. 03. 18

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