Accessibility of Android O: software updates

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Android O is currently available to BETA users.  At the developer's conference last week, Android's accessibility team held a prominent position as they discussed a number of upcoming accessibility changes.  Showcased accessibility features include:

  • Critical improvements to TalkBack (Android screen reader)
  • Separate volume streams
  • Multilingual text-to-speech
  • Fingerprint sensors
  • Context-aware dedicated accessibility button
  • Shortcut to turn accessibility services on and off
  • Better category descriptors

For details, read the Sling's article, Google wants Android O to make users of accessibility services more productive.