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Google Releases New Android Accessibility Features

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Google rolled out a slate of upgrades for Android designed to make the operating system more comfortable for those with disabilities to use. Google widely released Action Blocks, which combine pre-set Google Assistant commands and shortcuts into a single button or voice command, and added new features to the Voice Access, Live Transcribe, and Sound Amplify apps.

ACTION BLOCKS

Android Action Blocks take any tasks that Google Assistant can carry out, chosen from a list or entered by hand, and brings them together into a single button on the device’s home screen. Users can put a custom image on the button as a way to help those with cognitive disabilities remember what it does. Google started testing Action Blocks in October, but they are now an option on any Android device.READ MORE

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