Open Sesame! enables people with disabilities to use smartphones and tablets completely touch-free, the simple-to-use app, designed by a person with disabilities for people with disabilities, enables anyone with an Android device to control their phone or tablet hands free. Open Sesame! tracks head movements through the phone’s front-facing camera and uses advanced computer algorithms to allow users to control a cursor on the screen to make phone calls, post messages on social media, send instant messages, or download and make use of any app on the Play Store without assistance.
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.