Android accessibility

Recent conversations around my circles have led me into thinking about Android accessibility both native code, web, and packaged web applications. I’m using this post as a note taking scheme for myself and anyone who may stumble upon it. I’ll update this post as I find more.

Native code

“Latest Android Accessibility Features for Smartphones and Tablets”
A youtube video, which you should start after the 11 minute mark to avoid house keeping stuff demonstrates the accessibility interaction with TalkBack. This was filmed in 2013 and given Android fragmentation, your mileage may vary.


This appears tobe a great library to install inside a PhoneGap/Cordova App. It gives the developer some JavaScript level awareness of what accessibility features may be turned on.