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Google BrailleBack

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Description of Google BrailleBack

BrailleBack is an Accessibility Service that helps blind users make use of braille devices. It works together with the TalkBack app to give a combined braille and speech experience.

This app lets you connect a supported refreshable braille display to your device via Bluetooth. Screen content will be presented on the braille display and you can navigate and interact with your device using the keys on the display. It is possible to input text using the braille keyboard.

Devices supported in this version:

• APH Refreshabraille

• Baum VarioConnect

• Baum VarioUltra

• Esys EuroBraille

• Freedom Scientific Focus Blue (14 and 40 cell models)

• HandyTech (Basic Braille, Active Braille, Braille Star, Braille Wave, Braillino, Easy Braille)

• Harpo (Braillepen 12, Braillepen 12 Touch)

• HIMS (BrailleSense, Braille EDGE)

• Humanware Brailliant (1st generation and BI models)

• Optelec Alva (BC640, BC680), Easylink 12 touch

• Orbit Reader 20

• Papenmeier Braillex Trio

• Seika (notetaker and 40 cell display)

This app is not active by default.

Steps to activate this app:

• Go to Settings

• Select Accessibility

• Select BrailleBack, and turn on the switch

• Go back to Settings

• Select Bluetooth

• If your Bluetooth braille display is not paired, make sure that the display is in pairing mode, and pair your display via Bluetooth Settings

For further instructions, press the space bar and dots 1, 2 and 3 on the display at the same time. If your display doesn't have braille input keys, choose Keyboard help in BrailleBack settings.

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More Information Of Google BrailleBack

lable: Tools - Apps Current Version: Publish Date:2021-03-09 Developer:Google LLC

User Reviews


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Miguel villagomez 2016-01-17

Great work! Works great with my BrailleSense U2 and TalkBack. I just wish contracted Braille input was possible somehow. Oh well, nice to see this service jump on the UEB bandwagon too. Other than the contracted Braille input issue, it works excellent!
Erik Burggraaf 2018-10-17

I am not having the stability issues others reported, and I get along with this somewhat better than I do with brltty. Still, this app deserves to be much much farther along in a development cycle then it is considering that it has been around for 5 years. Full robust navigation features, integration into accessibility sweet, gboard, and other Google products, and complete Modern Hardware support are expected, but not delivered. Considering that this app has over 100,000 downloads, it is time for it to step up and become a full Braille solution for Android. as of this release, Braille users remain second-class citizens, and that\'s not where we want to be.
Lewis Wood 2017-02-25

I love Brailleback as an option. I use Vario Ultra . my nexus 6p forgets display when idle. I must turn off and on to riconnect. WWould be useful if when unsuspending talkback, check for braille display. this way I do not have to go through settings every time to re-enable display.
Dan Brown 2015-12-12

Finally Glad to see this app finally receiving some attention.
Daniyal Salman 2020-01-22

it drains the battery out of your phone, and you can only connect your bill display to your phone. Not to mention iPhone has Braille keyboard. A built-in Braille keyboard that you can use by going into voiceover settings. If they can implement that and stop the battery drainage I would give this Apple 5 star. As of now, my review is what it is unless they improve.
Ravenhawk Bogarty 2015-12-20

4 my unvle arther Best insite
Joel Beard 2017-04-08

Pretty dissapointing application. I can\'t input grade 2 contracted braille with a supported device. It doesn\'t look like Google cares to make accessibility software looking at the release schedule. I have tried to email them with no response regarding accessibility. What a disappointment.
A Google user 2019-03-15

It is pretty good. I just used it for my braille sense u2. however, at some point, the brailleback app kept crashing and I had to reboot my device 2 times just to get it to stop displaying, brailleback keeps stopping. *please fix*
Dany Acosta 2016-08-10

Lg k7 apex bt32 I have a apex bt32 but it doesnt work with braille back
Siena Trigiani 2016-11-21

Very useful tool! I\'ve been using BrailleBack for a while, on several Android devices and using several Braille displays. I appreciate having the ability to read what is on the screen in Braille, this is especially useful when editing documents, emails etc. Great job! However, my one concern is that it cannot be used indepentently without TalkBack. It would be great to be able to use BrailleBack on its own, especially when using an Android device to take notes during lectures and meetings.