15 thoughts on “Assistive Technology Apps ~ Talk Back”

  • Might want to check your captions, lol. Some pretty funny things in there. 😛 YouTube auto-CC is good, but definitely not perfect!

  • Rosheisen Ramos says:

    I dang hate TalkBack app. Hate to hear that annoying female voice and is an irritating pain in the neck. Yes, it can help blind users but will present a malware gift to your phones and tablets and make you cost money when your gadgets are full of threats (but that is if you don't know how to disable TalkBack) leave it off and do not mind that ugly app.

  • Robert Hansen says:

    Now on my Android 4.2 or whatever the latest I have, it reads email. I have a Kyocera Hydro Vibe. I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 from 2013, and it reads the email.

  • Evan Starnes says:

    I use android and iOS as my every day operating systems. I find android to be slightly better than it was two years ago. I like all of the sound effects plus the Mandren custom gestures

  • Hey talkback is not as good on this phone 🙁
    I am legally blind and I do speak my messages but it always does not say what I tell it to say! Smh I have tried and tried to use talkback and it always picks up on its own echo while it is talking. Any ideas? Any ideas where I can send a message and it will read it back to me the message without repeating the words over and over back and forth?:-)

  • It's nice to meet you too! 🙂 If you'd like to watch my channel, my channel is easy to search for. Just type in:


    I actually borrowed your idea of showing people what kind of assistive technologies I use, and it a YouTube video on it. If you'd like to see it, please head on over to my channel. The one thing is though, yes, there are some bugs with the screen reader for iOS 8. I have been on the phone with Apple Accessibility numerous times, reporting bugs. So, those bugs should be fixed quite soon.

  • Actually, I am also blind. I would like to see your other channel. I'm not sure of the channel name though. I'd like to hear more about the tech stuff that you use for your visual impairment. You see, I use both android and iOS, and for my vision loss, which is blindness except for light perception, I find that the iOS screen reader is a lot better than The android screen reader. Android is coming along, but there are some huge things that they need to fix, before I'll ever get an android phone. If you want to use android as just a touchscreen device, then as a blind person, android may be suitable for you. But,Now, having said that, if you are visually impaired, then android may be the way to go. 🙂 But, I do have some friends who do use android who are blind. They like it. I doubt they use Google's default browser, because there are still some hick ups with it. They probably use Firefox, which is accessible. It's just that, I use A braille display. And androids braille support, to put it mildly, sucks. iOS is braille supports, however, does not suck one bit. They do have a braille bug, as of right now, that they need to fix. They are aware of this, and it will fix it. Google doesn't seem to have fixed TalkBack accessAbility too much, although now, Google Chrome finally works. I seem to recall that Safari worked with voiceover years ago.

  • I am visually impaired. I tried talkback on my Huawei Prism, and all I got was the audio and haptic feedback without the speech. I've had a really hard time finding info on Android accessibility, so thank you for making this. Now that I know that modern versions of Android (the Prism is stuck on 2.3.6) have screen magnification, I am definitely going to get a modern Android phone.

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