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The feature that will be tested in the coming weeks will make it easier for users of braille displays to get up and running. Out-of-the-box support for braille displays will be included in the next version of the software. The pins on the displays are used to type on the screen. People who are blind can use mobile phones without screen readers or voice commands, thanks to the display.

You won't have to install another app before you can use the feature, even if you already have Talkback on your phone. Users of the display will be able to access the same functions as before, such as navigating the screen with the buttons, making a phone call, or sending a text message.

A person uses a Braillepen to access their phone
Braille displays let users touch-read dots representing on-screen text, control their phones, and type in braille.
Image: BraillePens

New shortcuts are being created by the search engine to make it easier to use the braille displays on the phone. The new shortcut will allow easier scrolling by moving to the next character, word, or line, editing documents by jumping directly to the end, or trying to copy and paste text.

If you want to sign up for the trial version of the phone, you can do so through either the website or the link here.