Switch Access now available in Android

Luis Perez offers his expertise and expands options for switch access to the Android platform. More and more Android options are available these days!
Thanks to Luis for sharing his expertise!

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After waiting a couple of weeks for the elusive Android 5.0 Lollipop update for my 2013 Nexus tablet, I  decided to do things the hard way using Google’s instructions for loading a factory image. If you know how to open a Terminal window and issue a few commands, you should not find it too difficult to load the factory image, though I did run into a few roadblocks that I was able to address with quick Google searches. Since I am on a Mac, I had to modify some of the commands a bit, but that was not too hard to do and after a couple of tries I was able to get the 5.0 image loaded on my device.

According to this article and video on Android Central, most of the accessibility features for Lollipop (Android 5.0) have been carried over from 4.4 KitKat. However, the article glosses over a significant…

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About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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