Google is making typing on Android more accessible to sight-impaired users with a new keyboard. Called the Talkback braille keyboard, Google has worked with braille experts and braille users to develop a keyboard built on the standard braille 6 key layout. It’s meant to be familiar to braille users to reduce acclimation time.

Google’s Brian Kemler, Android Accessibility PM says:

TalkBack braille keyboard is a new virtual braille keyboard integrated directly into Android. It’s a fast, convenient way to type on your phone without any additional hardware, whether you’re posting on social media, responding to a text, or writing a brief email. As part of our mission to make the world’s information universally accessible, we hope this keyboard can broadly expand braille literacy and exposure among blind and low vision people.

Google says the new keyboard can be used wherever a keyboard…

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