locked Re: NVDA for Android and IOS

erik burggraaf <erik@...>

Actually, talkback is built in to any device that is licenced by google.  Unofficial devices still have the freedom to screw up all over the place.

There also aren't that many screen readers.  The, "accessibility suites", ment to supplement early android accessibility are extinct where they belong.  Speil was the closest to a talkback competitor on the market and development ended at least three years ago.  Development of android access has slowed down more than I would like, but The screen reader portion is fully functional.



On March 10, 2019 4:33:03 PM "Travis Siegel" <tsiegel@...> wrote:

Not sure what the point would be.

NVDA is a windows application, there's no advantage to porting it to IOS or Android, since those platforms already have screen readers, (IOS even has one built-in), what would be the usage case for making another one?

Android has multiple screen readers, so AI suppose another one there couldn't hurt, but it won't be NVDA, since porting a windows app to a linux environment isn't  really something that can be done easily, (or in some cases) at all, because of the  way they work, and to be honest, NVDA falls into the second category.  To make a linux screen reader, you need to do things entirely differently than on a windows system.  Basically, it would be a matter of rewriting NVDA from scratch, and since there's already some very good screen readers for linux, Android and OSX, there's not much point to it.

On 3/10/2019 11:16 AM, Sociohack AC wrote:
Are there any plans in the pipeline for developing an NVDA app for Android and IOS? Is it possible?
Right now, Talkback and Voiceover do support external keyboard, but it would be so much more convenient if there could be an NVDA application for mobile phones with similar commands as that of a PC. What do you guys think?

Virus-free. www.avast.com

Join nvda@nvda.groups.io to automatically receive all group messages.