I was watching What’s new in Android Accessibility? and here is my quick notes. It’s great to see our good friend Victor Tsaran on the stage of Google I/O.
Sound Amplifier – to help increase audio quality on your android and avoid sound disturbances around the user. The way i was explained was amazing that this feature could reduce noise from around the user and help user focus on the conversation.
Accessibility menu – take screenshot, lock screen, power off etc., Easy access to some commonly used features.
Lookout – for blind and low vision – helpful in situations where they need help. Finding chair, etc., Appears this app is similar to Microsoft Seeing AI, but a few tasks may be done without internet access. Looking forward for this app to be available in India.
Select to Speak – Now comes OCR capabilities for camera. Just place camera around a paper and it reads aloud.
Voice Access – use android with voice.
Android Accessibility Suite – combination of various accessibiolity services
I would like to congratulate Winner of Google play award – Be My Eyes, Sesame-enable.com and Audiogamehub.com
There has been great progress for Android over a few years. Way to go!