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Turning Off Android’s Accessibility Settings

Jim in Raleigh, North Carolina listens on WPTF 680 AM asked us about Android accessibility settings


Jim asked: “How do you cut off screen reader on the Android Verizon phone. It stops everything else. It’s difficult to get rid of it.”


Jim, It can be surprisingly hard to scroll down to the menu option to turn off the screen reader.

The trick here is that you need to open settings, and then scroll down with two fingers to accessibility and double tap to open the menu instead of tapping just one as you normally would.

After that the option you’re looking for is called “TalkBack,” which is Android’s screen reading feature.

As annoying as the two-finger scrolling or double taps may sound to you or us, they are valuable accessibility that help people with certain disabilities avoid accidental taps that would make using the touchscreen phone much more difficult.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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