Accessibility: Found 7 articles

Enable the Android screen reader Talkback from the Linux command line

Posted by Eric Scheibler at April 30, 2022

You can enable Androids screen reader from the Linux command line with the following command:

adb shell settings put secure enabled_accessibility_services

Unfortunately you had to enable USB Debugging on your Android device before. Furthermore you must install the Android Debug Bridge on your PC. Otherwise the command above will not work.

MPD - Announce current song

Posted by Eric Scheibler at December 29, 2018

My server runs an MPD instance for music playback. The following script for Mac announces the currently playing song after every song change. It uses Mac OS build in TTS and tries to guess the song title language.

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Game of thrones - Tactile maps for the blind and visually impaired

Posted by Eric Scheibler at August 13, 2017

I’m a great fan of the TV series Game of Thrones and the books it’s based on. In cooperation with Jens Bornschein from the TU Dresden I’ve created tactile maps of Westeros and Essos and made them available for download . Be aware, you need a braille printer or similar device to produce tactile maps.

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Android app Tactile Clock vibrates the current time

Posted by Eric Scheibler at May 6, 2016

I’ve created a small Android app, which vibrates the current time. To start the vibration the display must be locked. Then press the power button twice in a row with a delay between 500 and 1500 milliseconds.

Update 2024: Version 2.2.0 supports Android 14

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Create a multilingual website with nanoc

Posted by Eric Scheibler at September 10, 2014

Last year I’ve converted my blog to Octopress, a static website generator. Although I appreciate the general advantages of a static website generator I miss two features now:

  1. Octopress doesn’t support multilingual websites
  2. It’s mainly for blog’s. Other website layouts are difficult to realize.

The layout adaption would be fairly time consuming. So I searched for an alternative website generator which allows a more flexible design. I found what I searched for at nanoc. This article contains the created nanoc theme for this website.

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