Switch Access is an alternate input method for FydeOS. When you use Switch Access, it scans the items on your screen until you use a switch to make a selection. Switches can be used with the built-in keyboard, or an external device that you connect via Bluetooth or USB.
Important: If you want to use an external device for your switches, make sure it’s connected to FydeOS before you set up Switch Access.
To turn on Switch Access:
On FydeOS, open Settings.
Select Advanced Accessibility Manage accessibility features.
Under “Keyboard and text input,” select Switch Access.
Assign a switch to the “Select” action. You use this switch to select items on the screen.
If you want to use multiple switches to move the selector between items on the screen, you can assign switches for the “Next” or “Previous” actions.
Auto-scan automatically moves the selector between different items on the screen until you make a selection. If you only have one switch, use Auto-scan.
To start scanning:
Important: Manual scanning requires more than one switch. If you only have one switch, use Auto-scan.
To improve efficiency, different menu options or items within a window are sometimes grouped together. If you can’t select an item, you may not be in the correct item group.
If the item you want to select is inside a group of items:
If the item you want to select is outside the currently selected group of items:
If you select an item that has multiple actions associated with it, Switch Access opens a context menu. This menu allows you to choose between actions.
To select an action from the menu:
To close the action menu:
Select a text field.
From the context menu:
Select Dictation to speak the text you want to enter.
Select On-screen keyboard to open the on-screen keyboard.