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README.md

Blind Communicator

OpenSource launcher for the visually impaired for using smartphones and tablets. The launcher has a voice-guide that tells the user everything that it's happening in the device (screen off/on, rotation, incoming call, etc.). This launcher is compatible with TalkBack.

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The app allows the user to

  • Listen to music
  • Use a voice recorder
  • Send and receive SMS
  • Receive and make calls
  • Create and delete alarms
  • Create and delete contacts
  • Browse the web with Google engine as an a starting point

How to use it

  • Slide up and down to browse the menus
  • Slide right to select an option

How to type a message? There are four ways available

  • Use the device keyboard
  • Use the voice recognition system with up to 10 possible interpretations to select from (may require Internet).
  • Use the touchscreen and slide up and down through characters and symbols and slide right to input the selected character.
  • Use the traditional software keyboard with TalkBack activated.

How to manage a call

  • Slide up to answer the call
  • Slide down to end the call

TO UNINSTALL

  • Go to Settings/System Settings/Applications/Blind Communicator/Uninstall

IMPORTANT NOTE 1

If you have a device with Android 5.0 (Lollipop), Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) or Android 7.0 (Nougat), you have to set the way you want to answer a call by going to Settings/Accessibility/Answering/ending calls. In Android 8.0 (Oreo) and higher you can answer a call by sliding up without inconveniences.

IMPORTANT NOTE 2

If you have a device with Android 4.4 (KitKat) or higher, you must set Blind Communicator as your App for messages. To do so, you must go to Settings/Default applications/Messages and then select Blind Communicator from the list.

IMPORTANT NOTE 3

You will need a TTS software installed in your device in order to this App to work. You can install, for example, Google TTS, that is available for free at Play Store.

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