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Android Accessibility Edit

Tweets about Android Accessibility from Twitter user @PerBusch. See also the Open Letter Initiative. Android Accessibility tweeple are @TVRaman and his colleague Charles Chen aka @CLCWorld, SPIEL developer Nolan Darilek aka @TheWordNerd, developer and advocate Peter Meijer aka @Seeingwithsound, Icon developer @MarcMulcahy and sometimes @Google too. ;-)

2009 Edit

June/July Edit

Received an iPhone 3GS and a G1 (Android). Will test their touchscreen interfaces with VoiceOver and Eyes-Free. Thanks to T-Mobile. Thu Jun 25 08:24:02 +0000 2009

sucht für App-Installationen http://bit.ly/Ym4rj auf Android G1 sehenden Helfer in #Kassel (RT wäre fein) Tue Jul 07 09:47:39 +0000 2009

August Edit

@carstenalbrecht I know many #blind #iPhone users, but I only have found a few blind early adopters (devs) of #Android devices till now. Wed Aug 19 08:02:37 +0000 2009

Coming #Android #donut with more #accessibility and many more improvements not for #G1? http://bit.ly/QrjuW Poor G1 owners :( Wed Aug 19 10:17:47 +0000 2009

September Edit

Modified RT @TVRaman: At #Google Diversity Panel on #Android Access today. Follow @googleevents. #googlediversity, #a11y Tue Sep 01 19:12:37 +0000 2009

Topic OS #Accessibility? #Android barcamp & conference in Berlin, November. http://www.droidcon.de #droidcon #droidcamp @droidcom @droidcamp Sun Sep 06 18:31:07 +0000 2009

@Kajrietberg Blind Android access is early alpha. Next OS release with SFOX tts & perhaps a11y API. Don't know AT for other disabilities. Thu Sep 10 09:51:54 +0000 2009

Wikipedia about #Google's #blind researcher/developer @TVRaman http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._V._Raman #Android #a11y Thu Sep 10 16:50:23 +0000 2009

Watch Google's #blind @TVRaman (#Android #accessibility) solving #Braille Rubik's cube in 24 seconds: http://bit.ly/oUakU Thu Sep 10 16:37:23 +0000 2009

Hot news: #Android #Donut (1.6 SDK) released, new #accessibility framework included! http://bit.ly/SCiuA #a11y Wed Sep 16 05:29:56 +0000 2009

New #Android 1.6 features the multi-lingual Pico text-to-speech engine (#tts). Version notes: http://bit.ly/C9bEp #a11y Wed Sep 16 06:01:30 +0000 2009

RT @USA2DAY: #google's Julian Harty joining #mobile panel at #accessibility2 representing #android OS. http://tr.im/wO6y #Eyes-free #a11y 3:22 PM Sep 21st from Accessible Twitter

RT @TVRaman Learn Donut Access APIs: See TalkBack Screenreader Sources. http://bit.ly/18u6PU #Android #accessibility for devs 8:12 PM Sep 21st from Accessible Twitter

RT @TVRaman Learn Donut Access APIs: KickBack for Tactile Feedback. http://bit.ly/11Usn6 #Android #accessibility for devs 8:12 PM Sep 21st from Accessible Twitter

RT @TVRaman Learn Donut Access APIs: SoundBack for non-sspoken auditory cues. http://bit.ly/382HZB #Android #accessibility devs 8:10 PM Sep 21st from Accessible Twitter

Guardian: Free-form phones and talking jam-jars http://bit.ly/WPl81 by @jackSchofield, #EyesFree #Android #accessibility 11:14 PM Sep 23rd from Accessible Twitter

Added my thoughts to a post on inofficial #Android #Accessibility mailing list: http://tinyurl.com/ya6onyv #Google, #Eyesfree 2:46 PM Sep 29th from Accessible Twitter

Google employee: #Android #screenreader development is possible now: http://tinyurl.com/ya6onyv 9:03 PM Sep 29th from Accessible Twitter

October Edit

@jcsteh & @md_curran: @MarcMulcahy works on desktop version of Open Source Android tts. Useful for NVDA? http://bit.ly/VnvEt 12:51 PM Oct 3rd from Accessible Twitter

Detailed dev news about SFOX Pico text-to-speech engine (open source) for #Android: http://bit.ly/VnvEt #Eyesfree 12:54 PM Oct 3rd from Accessible Twitter

Confirmed by RT @seeingwithsound: Blind dev Nolan Darilek makes huge stride towards #screenreader for #Android http://tinyurl.com/yatp3wc 5:48 PM Oct 3rd from Accessible Twitter

Google, please hire @TheWordNerd (Nolan Darilek) for #Android #screenreader development! Otherwise: http://bit.ly/zNkOx 8:51 PM Oct 3rd from Accessible Twitter

Should I join? RT @droidcamp: Finally! #android #barcamp reservation will open friday: http://berlin.droidcamp.org #droidcamp #droidcon 11:35 AM Oct 6th from Accessible Twitter

Not up to date, but nice. RT @Joanmarie: Awesome. Thanks! RT @nihilistech: "Nontechy info on android a11y http://bit.ly/23Q3Qb" 5:08 PM Oct 7th from Accessible Twitter

RT @thewordnerd: Just threw together a basic site and community for Spiel, my #Android #screenreader project. http://spiel.thewordnerd.info 10:30 PM Oct 7th from Accessible Twitter

Android 2.0 settings preview, options for accessibility, text-to-speech, haptic feedback: http://bit.ly/jrJNp 7:27 PM Oct 16th from Accessible Twitter

Talking RSS Reader for #Android: http://bit.ly/3rzy12 by Stephane Doyon 11:31 AM Oct 17th from Accessible Twitter

RT @Google: More #accessibility features in #Android 1.6 http://bit.ly/3IfEc9 7:34 AM Oct 21st from Accessible Twitter

TalkBack, an Open Source #Screenreader for #Android: http://bit.ly/PcJ2H via @TVRaman 7:43 AM Oct 21st from Accessible Twitter

Android #Accessibility: My Open Letter Initiative, started 2007, was obviously useful. http://bit.ly/3Tit9P #Success! 8:41 AM Oct 21st from Accessible Twitter

Dear @Google Inc., @ TVRaman, @CLCWorld and all the unknown devs and decision makers: Thank you for your #Android #Accessibility efforts! 8:55 AM Oct 21st from Accessible Twitter

Nice. RT @phandroid: #Android Aims Beyond Cool To Life Impact http://bit.ly/2hqOMl #eyesfree #accessibility 9:39 AM Oct 23rd from Accessible Twitter

RT @droidcon @linuxmagazin: Google sucht Feedback zum Android-API für Blindbedienung http://tinyurl.com/yf8bnr3 #Eyesfree #A11y 5:24 PM Oct 23rd from Accessible Twitter

Android 1.6 ota #G1 update with accessibility settings & Talkback screen reader or is there really a space problem on G1?Someone knows? 11:00 AM Oct 26th from Accessible Twitter

RT @TVRaman: Yet Another Open Source Android Screenreader: http://spiel.thewordnerd.info/ @TheWordNerd 10:58 PM Oct 26th from Accessible Twitter

After 6 months, I've finally updated my Open Letter Initiative. Removed lots of content and added new links about Android Accessibility. 6:24 PM Oct 27th from Accessible Twitter

Wish my English skills would be better. Using synthetic speech output and no screen or spell checker also don't make writing easier. ;-) 7:46 PM Oct 27th from Accessible Twitter

vOICe for #Android now fully supports the screen readers Spiel and TalkBack: http://www.seeingwithsound.... via @Seeingwithsound 2:57 PM Oct 28th from Accessible Twitter

Google just released Google Maps Navigation for Android 2.0: http://bit.ly/2e4UXX Dreaming of full #accessibility API support 5:52 PM Oct 28th from Accessible Twitter

Interesting thread. Android 2.0 Google Maps Navigation, text-to-speech, APIs and #accessibility: http://bit.ly/2wcGKz 10:15 PM Oct 29th from Accessible Twitter

November Edit

Dear #Droidcamp and #Droidcon participants. I can't join you, so please teach yourself about #Android's #Accessibility features. Have fun :) 1:17 PM Nov 3rd from Accessible Twitter

Good morning, #droidcon attendees. Can't join you to talk about accessibility, but perhaps you can do. Have a nice day! :) 7:54 AM Nov 4th from Accessible Twitter

All about eyes-free Android accessibility: http://bit.ly/3S2hQa #droidcon (Please RT) 7:59 AM Nov 4th from Accessible Twitter

Android devs, be good, contribute to open source screen reader projects TalkBack and SPIEL: http://bit.ly/3S2hQa #droidcon 2:10 PM Nov 4th from Accessible Twitter

Brief Eyes-free Android UI demo by Google's Julian Harty at #Droidcamp. Youtube: http:/bit.ly/3cbLXX via @twazzup, @droidcon, @zorahmari 10:27 AM Nov 5th from Accessible Twitter

Nice idea. @MarcMulcahy's ICON UI for #Android #Accessibility. Youtube: http://bit.ly/2VJt01 Speaker? via @AbilityNet 5:43 PM Nov 5th from Accessible Twitter

Is the blind programmer @MarcMulcahy from Levelstar the inventor of the Linux screen reader Orca as well? http://bit.ly/EnivV 6:05 PM Nov 5th from Accessible Twitter

Vvery first blind Android tweet at all? RT @thewordnerd: First tweet from the G1. Not sure if my access issues are app or trackvall related. 6:31 PM Nov 5th from Accessible Twitter in reply to thewordnerd

Major facelift for @thewordnerd's #Android screen reader Spiel. New site: http://spielproject.info With a feature and accessible apps list. 10:08 PM Nov 6th from Accessible Twitter

RT @TVRaman: Introducing The #Android #Accessibility Framework. Video: http://bit.ly/3DmeXY 9:50 PM Nov 6th from Accessible Twitter

Eyes-free #Android videos: Open source screen reader TalkBack http://bit.ly/35J73Q & http://bit.ly/nYA3R @TVRaman & @CLCWORLD 9:53 PM Nov 6th from Accessible Twitter

Eyes-free #Android videos. RT @CLCWORLD: Using TalkBack with Google Maps and YouTube http://bit.ly/sRdaD http://bit.ly/4nw1Vy 9:52 PM Nov 6th from Accessible Twitter

RT @CLCWORLD: Want a phone that can just answer your questions? Droid does, with the Eyes-Free Shell! http://bit.ly/27TctT 9:48 PM Nov 6th from Accessible Twitter

Dreaming of accessible & affordable hardware. RT @robinwauters: Awesome Gizmodo post on Android: Giz Explains: http://bit.ly/pGZHW 9:57 PM Nov 6th from Accessible Twitter

RT @stcaccess @mixolydian: #Google seeking users with vision loss to participate in #usability testing of their products http://bit.ly/1DJin 10:50 PM Nov 8th from Accessible Twitter

Good #Google. :) RT @google: ... EyesFreeAndroid YouTube Channel for the latest on #accessibility features in #Android http://bit.ly/2aYv0n 10:52 PM Nov 8th from Accessible Twitter

@travisroth: Perhaps you'd like to follow Spiel developer @thewordnerd. Btw, I wish you success with Jaws and the Android emulator. :-) 11:15 PM Nov 8th from Accessible Twitter

@marcmulcahy: Spiel dev @thewordnerd also tries to use the Android browser with a screen reader. You should collaborate :-) 11:00 PM Nov 12th from Accessible Twitter in reply to marcmulcahy

Wow!! RT @Google: Introducing the Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities http://bit.ly/2ZLh8D 6:45 PM Nov 13th from Accessible Twitter

Imagine how #Google's scholarship could boost #accessibility if this is intended! http://bit.ly/4z9LJU 7:14 PM Nov 13th from Accessible Twitter

Android reader for #Daisy & #ePub content http://bit.ly/7BNvcM #Google's @JulianHarty, #MobileContent 12:49 PM Nov 24th, 2009 from Accessible Twitter

December Edit

RT @google: Folks using accessibility features in Android (http://bit.ly/3IfEc9), check out new "Eyes-Free" Google Group: http://bit.ly/66KykR 12:17 AM Dec 10th, 2009 from bit.ly Retweeted by me and 18 others

Pact aims to reduce cost of #Braille notetakers: http://bit.ly/7B5Tso #USA, #China, #OpenSource, #Android? 9:57 PM Dec 11th, 2009 from Accessible Twitter

Android #Accessibility interest group on LinkedIn - http://bit.ly/54Raos 10:04 PM Dec 11th, 2009 from Accessible Twitter

Android Accessibility Wizard (Ideal Group) - http://accessibility-android.info #Interoperability, 11:05 PM Dec 11th, 2009 from Accessible Twitter

http://daisy.org RT @julianharty: The DAISY reader project is hosted online at http://code.google.com/p/android-daisy-epub-reader/ 6:55 PM Dec 13th, 2009 from Accessible Twitter

RT @julianharty: Learning how to correctly parse SMIL elements as part of our work on a #DAISY ebook reader for the #Android platform. 6:48 PM Dec 13th, 2009 from Accessible Twitter

@frischkopp: Ob sich wohl jemand bei euch traut, das Dog Food auch einmal blind bzw. eyes-free zu verkosten? ;-) #Android 8:25 PM Dec 14th, 2009 from Accessible Twitter in reply to frischkopp

2 years ago, I firstly asked for an Android Accessibility API http://bit.ly/6vkt1Z #naive, today it exists. @Google, thanks! 6:17 PM Dec 14th, 2009 from Accessible Twitter

Which tts engine do they use? RT @TechCrunch: The Unofficial Google Text-To-Speech API http://is.gd/5nj9W by @arrington 8:38 PM Dec 14th, 2009 from Accessible Twitter

@RangerStation: Thank you. I wonder if the web translation tts is the open source tts Pico from SFOX, used for Android TalkBack. 9:50 PM Dec 14th, 2009 from Accessible Twitter in reply to RangerStation

Nice. #DAISY's blind Secretary General George Kerscher is a #Droid user and gives tips, e.g. http://bit.ly/7U08bk 9:48 PM Dec 18th, 2009 from Accessible Twitter

Blind #accessibility advocate George Kerscher elected President of #IDPF http://bit.ly/8Y2CEH via @accessibledaisy/@MikeIDPF 9:46 PM Dec 18th, 2009 from Accessible Twitter

2010 Edit

JanuaryEdit

RT Google's @TVRaman: [Android accessibility] support --- Access APIs, TalkBack and EFIGS TTS built-in #nexus1 8:37 PM Jan 5th from Accessible Twitter

Google Student Awards for #accessibility research students to attend #w4a10 conf http://bit.ly/8sqvlO #Mobile, via @sloandr 1:30 PM Jan 12th from Accessible Twitter

RT @Jennison: Interested in #Android accessibility 4users w/ disabilities? Free webinar Jan20 at 2PM ET. Register http://u.nu/495w3 #google 2:10 PM Jan 12th from Accessible Twitter

Great! RT @TVRaman: Eyes-Free Android Blog: http://eyes-free.blogspot.com/ 8:43 AM Jan 18th from Accessible Twitter

Example of how devs/students can contribute to the Eyes-Free project: http://bit.ly/6oqifd #Android #OpenSource #begood 7:15 PM Jan 18th from Accessible Twitter

RT @TVRaman: Eyes-Free G1 --- My First Talking Android! http://bit.ly/4XsRYS #android #eyesfree 8:39 PM Jan 19th from Accessible Twitter

Recording of captioned webinar on #Android #Accessibility - http://bit.ly/7LM84p #EyesFree 8:37 AM Jan 23rd from Accessible Twitter

Note: For me the recording wasn't accessible with Firefox, I had to use Internet Explorer. 8:39 AM Jan 23rd from Accessible Twitter

. @certdoctor wants to know if there is a low vision tool that magnifies the screen on Android phones but I don't know. Hints? 8:58 AM Jan 23rd from Accessible Twitter in reply to certdoctor

February Edit

Btw, it would be great if @Nuance as an OHA member would "donate" the Eloquence synthesizer to the Android platform. #opensource #eyesfree 2:39 PM Feb 7th from Accessible Twitter

March Edit

Today is Google's Accessibility Hackathon at #SXSW - http://www.google.com/events/sxsw2010/hackathon.html #Android #eyesfree /via @TVRaman 8:58 PM Mar 14th via Accessible Twitter

Text-to-Speech and #eyesfree UI - Google Developer Codelabs Tutorial: http://bit.ly/drTTpk #Android /via @CLCWorld 9:01 PM Mar 14th via Accessible Twitter

How to use the #Android #Accessibility API - Google Developer Codelabs Tutorial: http://bit.ly/9tZlnG #eyesfree /via @CLCWorld 8:59 PM Mar 14th via Accessible Twitter

Spiel 0.8.0 released by @thewordnerd. Nice to have 2 open source screen readers for #Android: http://spielproject.info/news/1 8:14 PM Mar 16th via Accessible Twitter

US students are developing apps for #Mobile #Accessibility - http://bit.ly/c1dfXJ #Android #iPhone /via @AAPD 8:21 PM Mar 16th via Accessible Twitter

@thewordnerd :-) RT @fredshead: New in Fred's Head - Google Android Phones Can Talk with Spiel http://bit.ly/9MkIrR #Android #eyesfree 10:31 PM Mar 16th via Accessible Twitter

Demo of the TalkBack screen reader on a #Droid, @Blindcooltech: http://bit.ly/cbqD5X #MP3, #Android #eyesfree 9:07 PM Mar 16th via Accessible Twitter

Google's @julianharty will present the #eyesfree #Android UI & the Daisy epub reader at Londroid tonight 18:30 http://bit.ly/bDt9LP #London 5:08 PM Mar 18th via Accessible Twitter

Video: The "Accessible #eyesfree interfaces for Mobile" talk by #RNIB at #londroid http://bit.ly/ad06Ix /via @BryanWRoberts 1:14 PM Mar 21st via Accessible Twitter

Making #Android apps accessible for screenreader users - http://yte1og.xrt.me by @BryanWRoberts, #EyesFree /via @sprungmarkers 1:13 PM Mar 21st via Accessible Twitter

Reconnecting excluded communities with location based services - @Recall_project: http://bit.ly/d44hnT #Android #Accessibility 10:00 PM Mar 25th via Accessible Twitter

April Edit

Nice. #Android app uses Tactile feedback for navigation - http://pocketnavigator.org/ #EyesFree 3:06 PM Apr 22nd via Accessible Twitter

Tactile pulses to indicate the direction towards the next waypoint of a route - nice demo: http://bit.ly/cHCalD #EyesFree #UI 11:38 AM Apr 23rd via web

How to make Android apps accessible - General tips by @TVRaman: http://bit.ly/bwqkmX #EyesFree 9:20 PM Apr 29th via Accessible Twitter

May Edit

Can an Android make your Mobile Phone accessible? Access World: http://bit.ly/aeMRv8 #EyesFree 1:10 PM May 8th via Accessible Twitter

RT @JulianHarty: I'm leaving Google after 4 years, [...] I'm going to focus on a mix of Android, Accessibility Test Automation for the mo' 11:00 AM May 13th via Accessible Twitter

@julianharty: Hi. I wish you the best for your new work and I am curious about it. Wondering what "mo" means... 11:11 AM May 13th via Accessible Twitter in reply to julianharty

@julianharty to @PerBusch: mo means moment. I can afford to work on accessibility etc for several months without income. However some companies want me too:) 11:38 AM May 13th via web in reply to PerBusch

RT @Google: How to use Android Market eyes-free w/ TalkBack http://bit.ly/ahC7e9 #eyesfree #android (via @TVRaman) 9:35 PM May 18th via Accessible Twitter

EyesFree view of #Android At Google #io2010 - @TVRaman: http://bit.ly/aZrpHD #Accessibility #mustread 7:01 PM May 20th via Accessible Twitter

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