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Android™ Wireless Application Development Volume II: Advanced Topics, Third Edition by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey

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9. Designing Accessible Applications

Android devices are as varied as their users. As the platform has matured and grown, its audience has become more diverse. The Android SDK includes numerous features and services for the benefit of users with physical impairments. Those users without impairments can also benefit from improved accessibility features such as speech recognition and text-to-speech services, especially when they are not paying complete attention to the device (such as when driving). In this chapter, we explore some of the accessibility features of Android devices and discuss how to make your applications accessible to as many different kinds of users as possible.

Exploring the Accessibility Framework

Accessibility is a commonly ...

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