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Enabling Accessibility Features (Android 4.3, 4.2/Jelly Bean)
This document applies to HP notebook computers with Android 4.3 or 4.2/Jelly Bean operating system.
The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system provides accessibility enhancement settings, allowing you to increase the size or visibility of items on the display, turn on spoken feedback, change the way the notebook responds to touch and gestures, and more. Use the steps in this document to enable accessibility features on your HP notebook.
For additional information regarding accessibility features in the Google products that come preinstalled on your notebook, refer to Making Google accessible (in English).
NOTE:
Depending on the version of Android installed on your tablet, some of the images in this document may not match your tablet exactly.
Making the notebook easier to see and use
Refer to this section for information about accessibility features that make the notebook display easier to see and navigate. Use the following steps to access the accessibility settings in Android 4.2 or 4.3:
  1. Click or touch the All apps icon, and then click or touch the Settings icon.
  2. In the System section, click or touch Accessibility .
    Figure : Accessibility
    Accessibility in the System section of the Settings menu
  3. Select the desired accessibility enhancement settings from the menu. For example, place a check mark in the box next to Large text to increase the font size and make text easier to read.
    Figure : Accessibility options (Large text example)
    Accessibility settings menu with Large text enabled
Turning on TalkBack screen reader
The Android Jelly Bean operating system uses a screen reader called TalkBack to provide spoken feedback, narrating what displays on the screen and describing what you touch. It also gives spoken notification alerts. Use the following steps to turn on TalkBack on your notebook:
  1. Click or touch the All apps icon, and then click or touch the Settings icon.
  2. In the System section, click or touch Accessibility .
    Figure : Accessibility
    Accessibility in the System section of the Settings menu
  3. In the Services section, click or touch TalkBack .
    Figure : TalkBack
    TalkBack
  4. Click or touch the OFF/ON switch to turn TalkBack on.
    Figure : TalkBack OFF/ON
    TalkBack OFF/ON
  5. A notification window asks you to confirm TalkBack security permissions relating to data collection. Read the message and click or touch OK to use TalkBack, or select Cancel .
    Figure : Use TalkBack?
    Use TalkBack? (Android 4.3)
  6. By default, turning on TalkBack also turns on Explore by Touch, which changes the way your notebook's touch screen responds to touch and gestures. See the next section, Making touch navigation more accessible with Explore by Touch , for information about the Explore by Touch accessibility feature.
    For Android 4.2, you are asked to confirm Enable Explore by Touch. Click or touch OK to turn on Explore by Touch, or select Cancel to use TalkBack without turning on Explore by Touch.
    Figure : Enable Explore by Touch?
    Enable Explore by Touch?
  7. To customize your TalkBack settings, click or touch Settings in the top right corner of the TalkBack page in the Accessibility menu.
    Figure : TalkBack Settings
    TalkBack Settings
    TalkBack Settings include speech volume, pitch changes, and sound feedback, and other options.
    Figure : TalkBack Settings
    TalkBack Settings
Making touch navigation more accessible with Explore by Touch
Explore by Touch is an accessibility setting in Android 4.2 and 4.3 that changes how touch and gestures work on your notebook. For example, instead of tapping once to select an item, with Explore by Touch enabled you tap twice to select an item; and instead of using one finger to scroll on the screen, you use two fingers to scroll. Explore by Touch gives a verbal description of each item your finger touches on the screen.
The Explore by Touch setting does not affect the way your ClickPad responds to touch and gestures. However, when you move the mouse pointer over the screen with Explore by Touch enabled, items underneath the mouse pointer are highlighted and read aloud by TalkBack.
Use the steps in this section to turn Explore by Touch on or off, and to launch a tutorial that gives you hands-on experience with exercises to learn about the new touch and gesture settings on your notebook.
  1. Click or touch the All apps icon, and then click or touch the Settings icon.
  2. In the System section, click or touch Accessibility .
    Figure : Accessibility
    Accessibility in the System section of the Settings menu
  3. In the Services section, click or touch TalkBack .
    Figure : TalkBack
    TalkBack
  4. Make sure the TalkBack OFF/ON switch is turned ON . In the upper right corner of the TalkBack screen, click or touch Settings to access the TalkBack Settings menu.
  5. Place a check mark in the box next to Explore by touch .
    Figure : Explore by touch
    Explore by touch
  6. Click or touch OK to confirm.
  7. The Explore by Touch accessibility tutorial launches automatically. Listen and respond to the exercises in the tutorial to learn how to use Explore by Touch, or double-tap (or click) Exit to end the tutorial.
    NOTE:
    You can repeat the Explore by Touch tutorial any time. Return to the TalkBack Settings menu and click or double-tap Launch "Explore by touch" tutorial .
  8. To turn off Explore by Touch, return to the TalkBack Settings menu and double-tap Explore by touch to remove the check mark. In the confirmation window, double-tap OK .