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After Long Hiatus, Google Updates BrailleBack with UEB Support


After a long delay, an update to Android's default Braille support has been released with a variety of new features. Google's Android Team has released BrailleBack 0.95.1 to the Play Store, it's the first update in two years. This version includes support for Unified English Braille (UEB), support for more braille displays including the Hims Smart Beetle and the Harpo Braillepen 12 Touch, and support for TalkBack custom labels. We've included the complete changelog below. Updated documentation has also been posted to Google's website.

What's New

Allow display and add Talkback custom labels for unlabeled buttons and images using the braille  display.
Automatically scroll in lists.
Supported Optelec Easylink 12 Touch and Harpo Braillepen 12 Touch braille displays.
Supported Chorded commands on the Optelec BC models.
Correctly detected HIMS BrailleSense Onhand display size.
Added new braille tables, including Unified English  Braille.
Source: Google Play
Category: News
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darknexus Wednesday, 16-Dec-2015 08:24 AM ET:

About time. I'll have to pull out my Moto G and give it a try.


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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.


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