In Google Home’s settings, there is an accessibility feature which allows your Google Home unit to emit a sound anytime the device hears you, as well as after it registers a command.
The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Telefónica and FASOCIDE (the Spanish acronym for the Federation of Deaf-Blind Persons Associations) presented the PervasiveSUB software which allows deaf-blind persons to receive and enjoy television content without assistance at the same time as the people around them.
This week the Cool Blind Tech team reviews some of the latest happenings in the world of accessible technology. Join hosts Joel, Jessica and Rachel as they discuss new laptops, navigational aids for the blind and of course their Cool Picks of the week. It’s another jam-packed show that can’t be missed.
The beta release of Android O includes updates to the accessibility tools services, settings and APIs that help users access the mobile operating system.
Asus is coming out with a smartphone that supports Google Tango and Google Daydream VR.
Tango offers smartphone users a form of computer vision–motion tracking, depth perception, and area learning- allowing them to view the augmentations through the phone’s screen. The Daydream capabilities make the ZenFone AR one of the latest smartphones that unleash Google’s next generation of smartphone-based VR with a Daydream controller.
Google held their Google I/O 2017 and announced some very exciting developments; not just for companies or advanced users, but for everyone. Unlike most years, this year saw changes implemented across all platforms and devices, and a greater commitment from Google than ever before to the concept of Machine Learning. So what do all of these changes mean for us as consumers, and how can we expect to see accessibility implemented?
There’s a new movement which is taking hold across many disability communities, one which has existed for about 6 years now. Their main website highlights the background and motive for its creation. Checking the website out is highly recommended as it will provide a good overview and interviews for understanding a present-need for such an event. Although opponents of GAAD would argue that there is no need to create a special day just to place disabilities on a high-horse, with the rapid and transforming state of technology, companies need to know that accessibility has to be a part in every aspect of their design cycle.
Google announces it’s working on a service to offer detailed indoor location positioning using its Tango 3D sensing computer vision tech called “visual positioning service” — or VPS.
This update to the Google software space for iOS devices makes the iPhone have a another competitor for Siri on the iOS platform. This update does not come to Google Search, but is instead delivered to the iPhone as a separate app.
The videos highlight the various ways the Accessibility features built into the iPhone, Mac and iPad are used to help people accomplish a range of tasks.