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Google launches voice assistant app to help people with limited mobility use their phones

By October 3, 2018 One Comment

Google just introduced a new Android app called Voice Access to better enable people with limited mobility to use their phones. The app offers people a hands-free way to use apps, write and edit text and, of course, talk to the Google Assistant.

It’s designed to make it easier to control specific functions like clicking a button, and scrolling and navigating app screens. Currently, the app is only available in English, but Google is working on additional languages.

Google created the app in service of people with Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and spinal cord injuries, but recognizes that the tool can also be helpful for people whose hands are tied with other tasks.

 

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