Google launches Voice Access to help people with mobility challenges

Google launches Voice Access to help people with mobility challenges

After completing the tutorial, Voice Access is ready to use and runs in the background of your smartphone. Tappable elements on the screen are overlaid with small numerals, so you can just call out any number to mimic a tap. For example, it will let you "click" buttons within apps, something you can't do using the "standard" Assistant.

"Everyone can benefit from hands-free support when using technology, but for the 62 million people in the US with motor and mobility impairments, it can be a vital requirement.", wrote Google. Once that's done, the next time you say "OK Google" within earshot of your phone, Voice Access mode will be activated rather than the usual Google Assistant. You can also change these in the settings menu.

Google claims that it focused on users with issues such as Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, spinal cord injury, and others to develop the accessibility app. The user is only required to say the number followed by the action to navigate through the phone. Additionally, the tech giant says that Voice Access can also help users who are busy in things like cooking or juggling groceries with easier hands-free controls. While Google has built the app to help people with disabilities, those without a disability can use it too. Here is the list of some other voice commands that can be used on Voice Access.

Google on Tuesday announced the launch of its latest app that helps give users who can not access a touchscreen due to certain chronic or temporary reasons hands-free access to their smartphone using only voice commands.

The Google Voice Access App is available Globally on the PlayStore for free. Further, select the text field by saying the number which Voice Access displays next to the application. It can also delete and undo lines and words while writing.



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