Over the years, Google has added many accessibility features to the Android system. Most of these features help users with special needs to use the operating system more easily. Google recently announced that will add natural support for Braille displays in Android 13. In a blog post on Thursday, Google announced that the upcoming version of Android 13 beta 3 will bring natural support for Braille displays. With a braille display, users who cannot use a screen (blind users) can access a smartphone or computer.

The company said

“Renewable Braille display is an electro-mechanical device that creates Braille models by lifting rounded pins through holes in a flat surface. Computer users with Braille literacy use the Braille display to read Braille dots representing text. You can also write Braille with the display. These devices help people with blindness to access mobile phones, and people with blindness use their phones silently. Previously, people connected their Android devices to Braille displays using the BrailleBack app, which required a separate download from the Play Store, or used virtual keyboard in Talkback instead of a physical device.

With this new update, no additional downloads are required to use most Braille displays. People can use Braille displays to access many of the same features available with Talkback. For example, you can use the buttons on the display to navigate the screen and then perform activities such as composing an email, making a phone call, sending a text message, or reading a book.

The Braille display was on the iOS system

As early as iOS 12, Apple’s iPhone supported the use of this feature. With this in mind, we can safely say that Android support for this feature is long overdue. Google says that after the update of Android 13 Beta 3 there is you do not need to download additional software to use most Braille displays. Blind people can use the buttons on the display to view the screen. They can also do other commonly complicated things, such as composing emails, making calls, texting, or reading books.

In addition, with the new shortcuts that Google offers with the system, users can easily use Talkback braille displays. For blind users, scrolling and moving to the next character becomes much easier with shortcuts. In addition, the company also adds shortcuts to editing and performing other things such as selecting, copying and pasting, and even skipping to the end of documents. To try Talkback 13 in Android Beta, click here.


Android 13 Beta 3 will natively support braille displays

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