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Re: Using Accessibility Scanner with TalkBack


From: Murphy, Sean
Date: Feb 18, 2020 10:55PM


I used to use a Bluetooth keyboard. From memory is ctrl + alt up and down arrow to jump between the main screen, status etc. This seemed to get to the scan button each time and was easy enough to activate by the keyboard.


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From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of Sailesh Panchang
Sent: Wednesday, 19 February 2020 2:03 AM
Subject: [WebAIM] Using Accessibility Scanner with TalkBack

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Hello Android app testers,
I am using TalkBack (V8.1) with updated Accessibility Scanner on a Pixel running Android 10.
I have the Scanner enabled.
The Start Accessibility Scan button simply appears randomly on some screens.
Is there a setting / gesture that will help me access the Start Accessibility Scan button on screens I do want scanned?
I tried to doubletap in the upper part of the screen / near the heading etc. but that does not help.
Even the Record / Snapshot / Close elements take a while to become available to TalkBack though they are apparently displayed instantly after activating the Start Accessibility Scan button.
Writing to Google's apps-help has not elicited a response.
I really appreciate if someone is able to provide some tips on using the scanner with TalkBack.
Thanks in advance,