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Accessibility live region on Android

A live region allows users of assistive technologies to receive updates whenever important information on the screen changes.

On Android, a live region can be set by using the convience method setAccessibilityLiveRegion of ViewCompat. To interrupt ingoing speech, also known as being assertive, use ACCESSIBILITY_LIVE_REGION_ASSERTIVE. To wait for ongoing speech, also known as being polite, use ACCESSIBILITY_LIVE_REGION_POLITE.

// Interrupt ongoing speech
ViewCompat.setAccessibilityLiveRegion(view, ViewCompat.ACCESSIBILITY_LIVE_REGION_ASSERTIVE)

// Wait for ongoing speech
ViewCompat.setAccessibilityLiveRegion(view, ViewCompat.ACCESSIBILITY_LIVE_REGION_POLITE)


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