Voice Access App Adds More Accessibility to Devices
By optimizing machine learning and a new interface, Google has released the updated version of its Voice Access app which allows people to navigate their phones using their voices easily. This technology allows to automatically detect icons on the screen that will enable it to determine whether the images of icons have accessibility labels provided by the application’s accessibility services.
This application is very useful for people with motor disabilities such as people with ALS, spinal cord injuries or arthritis and people with a temporary disability. It may also be useful for people who are occupied with other tasks like cooking or washing the dishes.
Before, you can only draw numbers on your phone screens for you to deliver the commands. Improvements in functionality have been put in place from Google’s Ai which now has contextual awareness, meaning you can ask for labels instead of numbers like saying “reply” or “open Facebook” which lets you do tasks with ease.
With this development, large tech companies like Facebook and Twitter are launching accessibility features because of the advocacies that point out the disparities that are existing. This app promotes the rights and well-being of PWDs in all aspects of society and the pandemic has called upon the urgency of this matter as the world is becoming more digitalized day by day.