This is an old thread, but... This has been annoying me for a while, the Talkback icon being there after every startup, even though Talkback wasn't enabled. Enabling and then disabling Talkback made the icon go away, but it turns out this was a bit of a red herring (as was the fact that the notification clearly said "Talkback is activated" ) As hajabarala said, the issue was in fact that there was an Accessibility option other than Talkback enabled, just not one I ever thought of as accessibility. In my case, the culprit was that I use LastPass, and had the LastPass accessibility service enabled, which is what allows LastPass to autofill fields without going through the convolutions of using the LastPass keyboard. I disabled that, and the Talkback icon is gone.