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Download Android Accessibility Suite for PC or MAC and run the app on big screens to enjoy a better user experience. Below you will find the info on Android Accessibility Suite and steps on how to install Android Accessibility Suite on PC and download links to all the available versions of Android Accessibility Suite.
Android Accessibility Suite is a collection of accessibility services that help you use your Android device eyes-free or with a switch device.
Android Accessibility Suite includes:
• Accessibility Menu: Use this large on-screen menu to control gestures, hardware buttons, navigation, and more.
• Select to Speak: Select something on your screen or point your camera at pictures or text to hear it read or described aloud.
• Switch Access: Interact with your Android device using one or more switches or a keyboard instead of the touch screen.
• TalkBack screen reader: Get spoken, audible, and vibration feedback as you use your device.
NEW IN ACCESSIBILITY SUITE 7.2
Android Accessibility Suite version 7.2 includes the following new features:
New in Select to Speak:
• Point the camera at text to hear it read aloud.
• Multi-task while Select-to-Speak is reading. For example, scroll down or open a different app. Turn on the new Multi-task setting to try this experimental feature.
New in TalkBack:
• In continuous reading mode, swipe right or left to fast-forward or rewind. If you're using a keyboard, press Alt + right arrow or Alt + left arrow. (To start continuous reading, choose "Read from top" or "Read from next item" in the global context menu.)
• On webpages, the "Headings and landmarks" navigation setting is now "Headings." To navigate by landmarks, use the local context menu.
• Improved navigation by "Controls." The "Controls" navigation setting now includes checkboxes, radio buttons, switches, toggles, and sliders (seek controls).
• For people who prefer to turn off the "Enhanced focus" setting introduced in TalkBack 6.2, you can now turn this off in Settings.
• For Android 8.0 and above, the "Dim screen shortcut" has been removed.
New in Switch Access:
• Text editing is easier with more actions available in the menu, including Highlight, Delete, Previous, Next, Copy, Cut, Paste, and Undo.
• The menus have a new design to help you stay in context as you navigate. Local (actions) menus appear next to the item, and the global menu appears under the menu button at the top of the screen.
• Performance improvements.
• Scroll arrows now appear for scrollable items.
For more information about Android Accessibility Suite and other Android accessibility options, visit https://support.google.com/accessibility/android
To turn on TalkBack, Switch Access, or Select to Speak:
1. Open your device's Settings app.
2. Select Accessibility.
3. Select TalkBack, Switch Access, or Select to Speak.
Phone: Android Accessibility Suite observes the phone state so it can adapt announcements to your call status.
Accessibility Service: Because this app is an accessibility service, it can observe your actions, retrieve window content, and observe text that you type.
Below are few easy instructions to download and install Android Accessibility Suite on PC and you can follow the same if you have a MAC. We will be using an Android emulator for this process. Several good Android emulators on the internet let you emulate an Android device and run Android applications. You can install an Android app on to emulator via .apk file or from Google Play Store, if you would like to skip logging in to Google first option works best.
Happy gaming in case you are playing Android games on PC.
Below are a few of the new features in version 7.2. Read the app description above for more details.
Select to Speak:
• Point the camera at images or text
• Multi-task while reading
• In continuous reading mode, swipe to fast-forward or rewind
• Improved navigation by "Controls"
• Improved text editing
• Redesigned menus
• Performance improvements