Google Voice Access App Launched
To help differently able people with their Android phone experience, Google has launched a new app called Voice Access app.
Google Voice Access App Launched for Disabled
The app will help users suffering from disabilities like Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, spinal cord injury, and more to operate their Android devices more efficiently.
Using the Voice Access app, they can now easily navigate through apps, compose and edit text, and talk to the Google Assistant. The app will now let those people with disabilities use voice commands to scroll phone and navigate app screens.
To explain how the app works, Google writes in a blog post:
“When using Voice Access, you can compose and edit a text message hands free by saying ‘Ok Google,’ and open your favorite app with the ‘open’ command. Then, select the text field by speaking the number Voice Access displays next to it. After saying your message out loud, like ‘would you like to meet for lunch tomorrow?’ you can edit the text using phrases like ‘replace tomorrow with Saturday’ to change the day you want to meet. Speaking commands such as ‘delete the line’ or ‘undo’ will start over and when you’ve finished, you can say ‘stop listening,”.
The Voice Access app is now available globally with English commands. The app is designed and developed by Google in association with Stefanie Putnam, a quadriplegic and a para-equestrian driver.
Putnam was one of several people the Google Accessibility team that tested early prototypes of a feature which allowed people to control their Android device using only voice commands.
One can use their voice to access plenty of the phone features on go. Google has already sent invites to a select group of users to give feedback to help its Central Accessibility team “build even more accessible products.