Microsoft has patented a major change to the standard Xbox controller, adding a Braille display for vision-impaired gamers and paddles for Braille input.
Now you can pick between Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
Trivia Crack has arrived for your Google Home device, accessible by simply saying, “Hey Google, play Trivia Crack.” You can also play it on your phone through Google Assistant.
Google announced a few new accessibility features that should make smartphones and Google services even easier to use.
Google Lens text-to-speech
While demoing Google Lens for Google Go, the search app for entry-level devices, Google revealed that the app will be able to read any text aloud and even translate it into the user’s native language. The code needed for the feature supposedly measures 100KB, so the feature can be included in very cheap smartphones. Google gave a practical example of what that might mean for people who struggle to read:
Amazon has announced a new ‘Alexa Guard’ feature that works to protect your home while you’re away.
Supersense is a new kind of app for the blind and low vision community. It locates objects around you. Do you need to find an empty chair or a trash can? Are you trying to locate the door of a building? Choose what you are looking for and scan your environment with your smartphone. Supersense will find it in real-time without an internet connection.
Hasan Özdemir, a visually impaired software developer known for his work for visually impaired users in Turkey, has been promoted to lead Microsoft’s accessibility team at the company’s US headquarters.
After being added to Xbox Game Pass, Minecraft fans have more to shout about this month as the game has received it’s long awaiting “Village and Pillage” update.
You can now take Google Assistant’s “Tell Me a Story” feature on the road with you.
Nintendo Just rolled out the 8.0 update for the Switch and it’s got a few features gamers have been asking for. Switch owners can now transfer save data between systems, sort the icons on their dashboard, and—most importantly, for gamers with visual impairments—zoom in.