What's new with TalkBack 14.0

Your experience with TalkBack 14.0 is improved with:

  • Additional languages for braille display
  • New on-screen gestures and keyboard commands to edit your text

Additional languages for braille display

You can read and write braille with a braille display in 38 languages. These include recently added languages, like:

  • English US Braille (EBAE)
  • Arabic
  • British English
  • Danish
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Malay
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
  • Welsh

Tip: To switch between braille grades, press Space + dots 1, 2, 4, and 5.

Make gestures to edit text

You can use new gestures for cursor movement, cut, copy, text selection, and paste. You can also use several new two-part gestures when you edit your text. To edit with two-part gestures, you must hold to an element while you swipe with another finger.

New gestures

Important: To get a list of all available gestures, tap TalkBack settings and then Braille keyboard and then Review all gestures.

Action First gesture Second gesture
Previous character Press and Hold dot 3, then swipe up with another finger Press and Hold dot 6, then swipe up with another finger
Next character Press and Hold dot 3, then swipe down with another finger Press and Hold dot 6, then swipe down with another finger
Previous word Press and Hold dot 2, then swipe up with another finger Press and Hold dot 5, then swipe up with another finger
Next word Press and Hold dot 2, then swipe down with another finger Press and Hold dot 5, then swipe down with another finger
Previous line Press and Hold dot 1, then swipe up with another finger Press and Hold dot 4, then swipe up with another finger
Next line Press and Hold dot 1, then swipe down with another finger Press and Hold dot 4, then swipe down with another finger
Previous granularity Swipe left with three fingers  
Next granularity Swipe right with three fingers  
Select previous character Press and Hold dot 3, then swipe up with two fingers Press and Hold dot 6, then swipe up with two fingers
Select next character Press and Hold dot 3, then swipe down with two fingers Press and Hold dot 6, then swipe down with two fingers
Select previous word Press and Hold dot 2, then swipe up with two fingers Press and Hold dot 5, then swipe up with two fingers
Select next word Press and Hold dot 2, then swipe down with two fingers Press and Hold dot 5, then swipe down with two fingers
Select all Press and Hold dot 1, then swipe left with three fingers Press and Hold dot 4, then swipe left with three fingers
Copy Press and Hold dot 1, then swipe down with three fingers Press and Hold dot 4, then swipe down with three fingers
Cut Press and Hold dot 1, then swipe up with three fingers
 
Press and Hold dot 4, then swipe up with three fingers
Paste Press and Hold dot 1, then swipe right with three fingers Press and Hold dot 4, then swipe right with three fingers
Move to beginning of text Press and Hold dots 1 and 2, then swipe up with another finger Press and Hold dots 4 and 5, then swipe up with another finger
Move to end of text Press and Hold dots 1 and 2, then swipe down with another finger Press and Hold dots 4 and 5, then swipe down with another finger

 

Tips:

  • To feel a vibration when you make a gesture, turn on haptics.
  • If the next gesture requires you to hold the same finger on the screen, you don’t have to lift your finger.

Braille display text editing commands

You can now select, copy, and paste text with your braille display. The following commands have been added in TalkBack 14.0.

Important: To get a list of all available commands for your braille display, tap TalkBack settings and then Braille display and then Braille commands.

Action Braille display command
Select all text Space + dots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8
Select previous character Space + dots 3 and 8
Select next character Space + dots 6 and 8
Select previous word Space + dots 2 and 8
Select next word Space + dots 5 and 8
Copy text Space + dots 1, 4, and 8
Cut text Space + dots 1, 3, 4, 6, and 8
Paste text Space + dots 1, 2, 3, 6, and 8

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