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Accessibility announcement on Android

Users of assistive technologies should be made aware of important changes in content through accessibility announcements. What happens next depends on the active assistive technology. The screen reader for example, will read the message aloud.

On Android, you can post an accessibility message by using the AccessibilityManager object. Create an AccessibilityEvent, set the type to AccessibilityEvent.TYPE_ANNOUNCEMENT and supply a message.

val type = AccessibilityEventCompat.TYPE_ANNOUNCEMENT

val event = AccessibilityEvent.obtain(type)
event.text.add("Appt announcement")
event.className =
event.packageName = packageName

val accessibilityManager = ContextCompat.getSystemService(this,


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