Google has launched a beta version of its hands-free Voice Access service which lets users to control their phone from anywhere on the device unlike other accessibility apps. Also, with this app you can be even navigate through the contents of a phone, using phrases such as “open Chrome” or “go home”. Even Google has recently posted in a blog on how relevant it felt this app will be for its users.
In addition, Google has recently launched Voice Access Beta,an app to control their Android devices by voice. This allows people who have difficulty in manipulating a touchscreen due to tremor, paralysis, temporary injury or due to any other reasons.
It is also possible to assign numbers to commands which can be used to open an app such as YouTube or type specific letters of alphabet. Even though the app is aimed at creating easy to use interface for those with disabilities, its features could be used for those who simply seek convenience.
To use this app, users must sign up for Google’s testing program although Google is no longer accepting more users for the beta phase. Also, Accessibility Scanner has been released by Google which aims developers in enhancing their apps accessibility. Also, the tool recommends developers to use larger text sizes and create apps with contrasting backgrounds and text colors.