Ever wonder how people who are blind or visually impaired use their devices? In this age and era, it is impossible to see someone without a technological device, for example, phones and laptops. However, you may have known that some people cannot use these devices without further help.
Google Talkback is a screen reader software that acts as an accessibility service for the visually impaired staff. The app can be used on any device, including phones and laptops. The page below explains how you can configure the software on your laptop and get access to whatever is on the screen.
What is Talkback?
Simply put, Google Talkback is an accessibility service that helps blind and visually impaired people to get what is on the screen of their devices. The platform reads what’s on the screen and adds spoken, vibrating, and audible feedback to your screen. The feedback you receive from Talkback explains what to do or what you are doing or the notifications on the screen.
You may have noticed that this service may come pre-installed on most Android devices. Accessibility is also updated when it is improved.
How to activate accessibility services on your Android device
As mentioned above, this app comes pre-installed on Android devices. to use it you have to activate it. To activate Talkback on your Android device, follow the instructions above;
- Under Systems, click Settings.
- Click on accessibility.
- In the services section, click the on / off button under ‘Talkback’.
- Click in the upper right corner of the screen.
How to use Google Talkback on your PC
Google talkback is an Android application and to use it on your PC you will have to use the Android emulator AndyOS to emulate Android on your Windows or Mac computer. Once you download it, you can head straight to Google, play on the emulator and search for Talkback , and click Google Talkback to install it.
Frequently asked questions about Google Talkback for PC
Since talkback has become a very popular application, there have been several questions that people ask about the application. However, here are the top three questions people have asked about using Google Talkback for PC.
How can I get Talkback on my Windows laptop?
Most caregivers ask this question and the best way to install the application on the PC is by using an Android emulator. There are so many Android emulators, but the most reliable ones are BlueStacks and AndyOS Android emulators. You need to download any of them and use it to download the application on your PC.
Is there a Windows version for Google Talkback?
No, there is no Windows version for Google Talkback, you must use an Android emulator to download the accessibility app.
Google Talkback is one of the most advanced technologies in the world today. Now the blind and the visually impaired can have their chance with electronic devices and therefore will not be left out of the rest of the world. One thing we hope will happen is that there will be a Google Talkback for the PC version.
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