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  • 1. Accessibility of Android Smartphones by: Steve Jacobs, President IDEAL Group, Inc. and, CEO Apps4Android, Inc. [email_address]
  • 2. Accessibility of Android Smartphones Steve Jacobs, President IDEAL Group, Inc. and, CEO Apps4Android, Inc. [email_address]
  • 3. We Believe…
    • We believe that it is now readily achievable for telecommunications equipment manufacturers and service providers to make it more intuitive and easier for their Android smartphone users with disabilities to take full advantage of Google's accessibility options, add-ons and applications.
  • 4. Supply-Push Market Forces are NOT self-sustainable
    • Not self-sustainable without ongoing push from government and society.
    • Supply-push employment market forces that COMPEL companies to enhance the accessibility of their products and services include:
      • C ultural
      • O rganizational
      • M oral
      • P olitical
      • E thical
      • L egal
  • 5. Demand-Pull Market Forces ARE self-sustainable
    • Self-sustainable as long as there is demand.
    • Demand-pull market forces that drive companies to enhance the accessibility of their products and services include:
      • Increased operational efficiencies
      • Decreased cost
      • Increased sales
      • Maximized net profits
  • 6. Telecommunications equipment manufacturers and wireless service providers have no compelling reason to make it easy and intuitive to eyes-free/screenreader enable their Android smartphones unless there is consumer demand to do so . After all, the accessibility applications are all available for free.
  • 7. About Apps4Android, Inc. (1 of 4)
    • URL: http:// www.apps4android.org /
    • Mission: to developing low/no cost Android applications that enhance the quality-of-life, independence, quality of education and employability of individuals with disabilities.
    • Incorporated in January, 2009;
    • Developed and currently markets six applications with more on the way;
    • Over 1 million downloads in the past year;
    • 450,000+ users in 30+ countries;
  • 8. About Apps4Android, Inc. (2 of 4)
    • Major Investors:
      • IDEAL at NCR
      • IDEAL at Teradata
    • Better Voices for Cupcake V1.1 $0.99 High-quality voices for Android Cupcake (V1.5) smartphones. Languages include English (US & UK), Italian, German, French, and Spanish.
    • Ask Eindroid V1.1 $0.99 Ask your Android smartphone a question using your voice and it will speak the answer. Smartphones just got smarter!
  • 9. About Apps4Android, Inc. (3 of 4)
    • Speaking Pad V1.2.2 Free A talking notepad for Android. This notepad speaks what you type.
    • iAugComm V1.0. 2 $4.99 i DEAL Group's Aug mentative Comm unication application is designed to enhance the communications abilities of people who are unable to speak. iAugComm provides a symbol-based method of communication that uses the Text-To-Speech (TTS) library for Android. 
  • 10. About Apps4Android, Inc. (4 of 4)
    • SMSpeaker V3.1.1 $0.99 Read your SMS messages out to you.
    • Talking Caller ID V1.2.1 Free Speaks caller ID information. This app is a free gift for individuals purchasing SMSpeaker and relies on functionality from SMSpeaker.
  • 11. Definition of the Term "Readily Achievable"
    • Section 255 Telecommunications Access For People with Disabilities (Section 255) requires telecommunications equipment manufacturers and service providers to make their products and services accessible to people with disabilities, if such access is readily achievable.
    • The term "readily achievable" means easily accomplishable and able to be carried out without much difficulty or expense.
  • 12. Market Drivers Making the Accessibility of Android Smartphones Readily Achievable (1 of 2)
    • Google’s development, release, and telecommunications equipment manufacturers’ adoption of a free, high-quality, open source, operating system ( Android ) for smartphones;
    • The ability of telecommunications equipment manufacturers to use Android for free thereby saving smartphone firmware R&D dollars;
  • 13. Market Drivers Making the Accessibility of Android Smartphones Readily Achievable (2 of 2)
    • The availability of free, eyes-free, and speech-enabled Android applications such as:
      • Text-To-Speech Extended
      • Talking Compass
      • Talking Dialer
      • Eyes-Free Shell
      • TalkBack
      • Eyes-Free Configuration Manager
      • SoundBack
      • KickBack
    • The availability of other free and low cost AT software
  • 14. IDEAL Group's Android Accessibility Wizard Project Objective
    • To enable telecommunications equipment manufacturers and service providers to make it more intuitive and easy for their Android smartphone users with disabilities to make their devices more accessible.
  • 15. Guidelines and Checklists
    • Problems Encountered by Individuals with Disabilities and Members of the Aging Population when using Smartphones
    • Checklist (in table format ) for Smartphones
    • Checklist (in text format ) for Smartphones
    The information above was developed by the RNIB Digital Accessibility Team (DAT) and repurposed by IDEAL Group, Inc. Click here to see the original checklist.
  • 16. Variables
    • The following variables need to be taken into consideration when deciding which Android smartphone to purchase:
      • User’s personal preferences
      • Version of firmware
      • Smartphone Hardware Configuration
      • Versions of Eyes-Free Applications
  • 17. 1. The User’s Personal Preferences
    • Which applications to be used
    • Eyes-free or screenreader
    • Eyes-free and screenreader
    • Type of hardware preferred
    • Carrier/plan preferred
  • 18. 2. Version of Firmware
    • Pre-Cupcake v1.0
    • Cupcake v1.5
    • Donut v1.6
    • Eclair v2.0
    • Eclair v2.0.1
    • Variants of the above
  • 19. 3. Smartphone Hardware Configuration
    • Thumbwheels vs. D-Pads vs. no physical scrolling controls (the touch-screen serves this purpose).
    • Physical Call/End Call buttons vs. no physical Call/End Call buttons. (the touch-screen serves this purpose).
    • Keyboards vs. no keyboard (onscreen keyboards)
    • Spacing and ability to differentiate one key from another on physical smartphone keyboards
    • Location of touch-screen controls
    • Different screen sizes
  • 20. 3. Versions of Eyes-Free Applications
    • Better Voices for Cupcake
    • Eyes-Free Configuration Manager
    • Eyes-Free Shell
    • KickBack
    • SoundBack
    • TalkBack
    • Talking Compass
    • Talking Dialer
    • Text-To-Speech Extended
  • 21. Eyes-Free Shell
  • 22. The Power of Voice Searching Note: Speech recognition begins before prompt displays!
    • x divided by x
    • x factorial
    • x in roman numerals
    • x kilometers in miles”
    • x minus x
    • x percent of x
    • x plus x
    • x root of x
    • x times x
    • x to the x power
    • 90 degrees in radians
    • 98.6 Fahrenheit in Celsius
    • Cosine of x degrees
    • cube root of 109
    • Planck's constant
    • Sine of x degrees
    • square root of 16
    • tangent of x degrees
    • ¾ of a cup in teaspoons
  • 23. Eyes-Free Shell (2 of 6)
  • 24. Eyes-Free Shell (3 of 6)
  • 25. Eyes-Free Shell (4 of 6)
  • 26. Eyes-Free Shell (5 of 6)
  • 27. Eyes-Free Shell (6 of 6)
  • 28. Talking Dialer and Address Book (1 of 9)
  • 29. Talking Dialer and Address Book (2 of 9)
  • 30. Talking Dialer and Address Book (3 of 9)
  • 31. Talking Dialer and Address Book (4 of 9)
  • 32. Talking Dialer and Address Book (5 of 9)
  • 33. Talking Dialer and Address Book (6 of 9)
  • 34. Talking Dialer and Address Book (7 of 9)
  • 35. Talking Dialer and Address Book (8 of 9)
  • 36. Talking Dialer and Address Book (9 of 9)
  • 37. Minimum Setup For individuals who are blind
    • Must have a thumbwheels or a D-Pad somewhere on the device;
    • Must have a keyboard
    • Firmware Version 1.6 (Donut) or greater
    • Current Version TalkBack
  • 38. Recommended Setup For individuals who are blind (1 of 2)
    • Thumbwheel or a D-Pad accessible without sliding out the KB
    • Physical call and hang-up buttons
    • Keyboard spacing enable user to differentiate one key from another;
    • All buttons should be actual hardware buttons and not capacitive buttons
    • KB arranged as a standard QWERTY KB (numbers should have distinct row from letters).
  • 39. Recommended Setup For individuals who are blind (2 of 2)
    • Firmware Version 1.6 (Donut) or greater
    • Current Version TalkBack
    • Current Version KickBack
    • Current Version SoundBack
    • Current Version Eyes-Free Apps
  • 40. Minimum Setup For individuals who have low vision
    • Must have a thumbwheels or a D-Pad somewhere on the device;
    • Firmware Version 1.5 (Cupcake) or greater
    • Current Version Eyes-Free Apps
  • 41. Firmware Version 1.5 (Cupcake) Download Website
    • Compatible Applications:
      • Talking compass Version 1.0
      • Eye-Free Configuration Manager Version 1.0
      • Eyes-Free Shell Version 1.0
      • Talking Dialer Version 1.0
      • TTS Extended Version 2.1rc00
      • TTS Service Version 1.4
  • 42. Recommended Setup For individuals who have low vision (1 of 2)
    • Thumbwheel or a D-Pad accessible without sliding out the KB
    • Physical call and hang-up buttons
    • Camera that has a macro-zoom feature (i.e. Nexus)
    • Keyboard spacing enable user to differentiate one key from another;
    • All buttons should be actual hardware buttons and not capacitive buttons
    • Keyboard arranged in standard QWERTY format.
    • Numbers should be across a row
  • 43. Recommended Setup For individuals who have low vision (2 of 2)
    • Firmware Version 1.6 (Donut) or greator
    • Current Version of TalkBack
    • Current Version of KickBack
    • Current Version of SoundBack
    • Current Version of Eyes-Free Apps
  • 44. Text-to-Speech Options (1 of 7)
  • 45. Text-to-Speech Options (2 of 7)
  • 46. Text-to-Speech Options (3 of 7)
  • 47. Text-to-Speech Options (4 of 7)
  • 48. Text-to-Speech Options Standard Google TTS Voices (not high-quality) (5 of 7)
    • Afrikaans
    • Bosnian
    • Chinese (Cantonese)
    • Chinese (Mandarin)
    • Bulgarian, Croatian
    • Czech
    • Dutch
    • English (American)
    • English (British)
    • Esperanto
    • Finnish
    • French
    • German
    • Greek
    • Hindi
    • Hungarian
    • Icelandic
    • Indonesian
  • 49. Text-to-Speech Options Standard Google TTS Voices (not high-quality) (6 of 7)
    • Italian
    • Kurdish
    • Latin
    • Macedonian
    • Norwegian
    • Polish
    • Portuguese
    • Romanian
    • Russian
    • Serbian
    • Slovak
    • Spanish
    • Spanish (Latin America)
    • Swahili
    • Swedish
    • Tamil
    • Turkish
    • Vietnamese
    • Welsh
  • 50. Text-to-Speech Options PICO Google TTS Voices ( high-quality female ) (7 of 7)
    • English (American)
    • English (British)
    • Italian
    • German
    • French
    • Spanish
  • 51. Hearing Aid Compatibility
    • HAC rating of M3, and if possible, M4
    • HAC rating of T3, and if possible, T4
  • 52. Additional Features and Compatibility
    • TTY Support
      • Full mode
      • VCO mode
      • HCO mode
  • 53. Sampling of Android Smartphone Manufacturers
    • Acer
    • ASUSTeK (ASUS)
    • Dell
    • Garmin
    • HTC
    • Huawei
    • Lenovo
    • LG Electronics
    • Motorola, Inc.
    • Samsung
    • Sony Ericsson
    • Toshiba
  • 54. Sampling of Android Smartphones
  • 55.
    • Thank You!!
  • 56. Contact Information
    • Steve Jacobs, President
    • IDEAL Group, Inc. and,
    • CEO, Apps4Android.org
    • Phone: (614) 777-0660
    • E-mail: [email_address]
    • URL: http://apps4android.org
    • URL: http://accessibility- android.info