What’s new with TalkBack 13.0

You can manage built-in support for braille displays and automatically describe unlabeled icons with TalkBack 13.0.

Built-in support for braille displays

Important: BrailleBack is no longer required to connect to a braille display.

You can use TalkBack with braille displays in Unified English Braille grades 1 and 2, Spanish, Arabic, and Polish.

To get started, go to TalkBack settings and tap braille display.

Automatically describe unlabeled icons

Important: Make sure you’ve downloaded the icon detection library. The icon detection library downloads automatically when you turn Automatically describe icons on.

TalkBack can recognize the text within an image and describe icons on the screen. There are two ways to recognize text and icons:

  • When the button or image is unlabeled: TalkBack automatically runs the icon or text recognition.
  • When the button or image is labeled but you want to know the text within an image: In the TalkBack menu, tap Describe image.

Tip: TalkBack can also help identify unlabeled text and icons in your apps.

For more help with TalkBack, contact Google Disability Support team.
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