Typing became easier for blind people
This information is given in a blog post by Brian Kemler, Product Manager at Accessibility at Google.
Integrated into Android by Google, a new Braille keyboard has been rolled out so that any weakness or deficiency does not remove the technology from the disabled. This information is given in a blog post by Brian Kemler, Product Manager at Accessibility at Google. The Braille keyboards rolled out by Google are part of the mission to make the world’s information accessible to users who are unable to see.
This new keyboard from Google is named Talkback. The company is rolling out this on all Android devices. Giving information about this, Brian wrote in a blog post, ‘This is an easy and fast way to type on a smartphone for users who cannot see or see less. There is no need for any additional hardware for this. Whether the user is writing a post on social media, responding to a text or writing an email. The help of this keyboard can be taken.
Layout with only 6 buttons
Google product manager wrote, “We hope that with the help of this keyboard, braille literacy will increase among users who are unable to see and are less able to see.” He told, ‘Our team worked closely with Braille developers and users during the entire process of preparing this keyboard. This is the reason that users who have typed with the help of Braille will be able to use it very easily.
How to enable Braille keyboard
You can easily type letter A by pressing dot 1 and letter B by pressing dot 1 and 2 together, and so on, further letters and special signs can also be typed. The TalkBack Braille keyboard is being rolled out on Android version 5.0 and above and will be able to do English typing right now.
On how the keyboard will work, Google said that it has a standard 6-key layout, in which one of the 6 keys represents a Braille dot. To setup it, you have to select Talkback by going to the phone’s settings and accessibility. Here, Braille keyboards have to be selected by going to settings and after tapping on the setup it can be enabled.