Google is launching a new input method for Android that is said to be useful for the visually impaired in everyday smartphone use.
Google is making Braille more usable for Android, the company has released a new keyboard app for Android. This is the way commonly known as Braille to make information readable by blind people. Or, as in this case, enter text on a smartphone using braille. Google wants to strengthen accessibility on its own mobile platform. It is gratifying that improvements have been made in this area.
Android: Google improves support for visually impaired users
“The TalkBack Braille keyboard is a new virtual Braille keyboard that integrates directly into Android. It’s a fast and convenient way to type on your phone without any additional hardware, whether you’re posting to social media, replying to a text message, or writing a quick email. As part of our mission to make information accessible to the world, we hope that this keyboard can greatly improve Braille literacy and the presence of the blind and visually impaired. “
“Our team worked with Braille developers and users during the development of this feature so that anyone who has previously written in Braille is familiar with the subject. A standard 6-button layout is used and each button represents one of the 6 Braille dots that make up a letter or symbol when typed. To enter an “A” press point 1 and to enter a “B” press points 1 and 2 together “.
Google has integrated this keyboard directly into the operating system, explains the activation on special pages. At least Android 5 is required, unfortunately the new keyboard is only available in English at the moment.