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Eyes-Free Shell

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Turns your Android into an eyes-free communication device. Provides one-touch access to applications, as well as useful mini-apps built into the Eyes-Free Shell.

Move your finger over the screen to explore; lift your finger up to run what you stopped on.

See the FAQ or the Eyes-Free blog for more on Android accessibility.

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  • Version 3.0.4 (33) suggested Added on 2013-05-09

    This version requires Android 2.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • modify system settings
      Allows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • read phone status and identity
      Allows the app to access the phone features of the device. This permission allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs, whether a call is active, and the remote number connected by a call.
    • read your contacts
      Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.
    • directly call phone numbers
      Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Note that this doesn't allow the app to call emergency numbers. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.
    • find accounts on the device
      Allows the app to get the list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your exact location only when it is in the foreground. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • change your audio settings
      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
      Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
    • access Bluetooth settings
      Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.
    • read sync settings
      Allows the app to read the sync settings for an account. For example, this can determine whether the People app is synced with an account.
    • toggle sync on and off
      Allows an app to modify the sync settings for an account. For example, this can be used to enable sync of the People app with an account.
    • com.google.android.marvin.talkback.PERMISSION_SEND_INTENT_BROADCAST_COMMANDS_TO_TALKBACK
    • expand/collapse status bar
      Allows the app to expand or collapse the status bar.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • read call log
      This app can read your call history.

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