Pinterest is finally making accessibility a priority to people who are blind or have low vision. On Wednesday, it announced steps to ensure that the blind and visually impaired are not left out.
The app will provide access to art for deaf and hard-of-hearing, and other people with disabilities. It provides content in various forms, including video in American Sign Language, transcripts and audio and visual descriptions.
Google researchers have developed a deep learning system that can pick out specific voices by looking at people’s faces when they’re speaking.
Essential recently rolled out the latest Android security update for the Essential Phone with improvements that lets you dictate how apps treat the notch.
Amazon recently rolled out a new feature called Alexa Announcements that allows one-way announcements to be made to every Echo device in a household.
The Google Phone app beta will give you early access to new features, including spam calls that will no longer make your phone ring at all.
Brazil research institute CPqD has partnered with ABECS (Brazilian Association of Credit Card and Service Companies) to develop Pay Voice, a mobile application for visually impaired people who use payment cards.
What does this new Brief Mode option do? It simply turns Alexa’s voice confirmation into chimes. That means that your Echo device will make a chime and perform the action.
In the latest update for Amazon’s Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets, you can now use them as hands-free Alexa speakers. This feature is already available on the Fire HD 10, and the company is now expanding it to other recent tablets released last year. Once the latest software update rolls out to the devices, you’ll be able to use Alexa’s full array of voice commands whenever the tablet’s display is turned on.
The Google Home Mini speaker sounds OK for listening to podcasts, but for music it could use a boost. Now, you can pair any Home or Home Mini with a Bluetooth speaker for a better audio experience.