Why and how does Qustodio use Android's “Accessibility” setting

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The Android “accessibility” setting allows an app to read the content on the screen of an Android device and interact with it. Accessibility is used by Qustodio to provide safe and supervised access to web content, search activity and app usage on Android according to each user’s access needs or limitations.

 

Qustodio uses accessibility so that users with different levels of behavioral needs such as kids, teens, and adults with disabilities such as learning disabilities, autism, or addiction disorders, can set appropriate levels of access to web content and apps on this device in order to limit their risks and remain accountable.

 

If accessibility is turned ON, Qustodio will be able to monitor browser content and app time usage on this device. It can also be used to block access to inappropriate content or uninstallation.

 

If accessibility is turned OFF, all monitoring will be disabled and no safe access settings on this device will be enforced. The device will have unrestricted access to the internet, including access to potentially inappropriate content. No usage activity will be reported to Qustodio and no protection will be offered against Qustodio being uninstalled by this device user.

 

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