Accessibility

10.16.19
Google rolls out real-time captioning starting with Pixel 4
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Google rolls out real-time captioning starting with Pixel 4

It'll arrive on Pixel 3 and 3a phones this year and other Android devices later.

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10.10.19
Chrome will use AI to describe images for blind and low-vision users
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Chrome will use AI to describe images for blind and low-vision users

Images will be identified using machine learning .

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09.23.19
Alexa’s Show and Tell feature IDs objects for blind and low-vision users
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Alexa’s Show and Tell feature IDs objects for blind and low-vision users

The feature is available in the US on Echo Show devices.

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09.17.19
Hulu hackathon leads to eye-tracking controls for Roku
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Hulu hackathon leads to eye-tracking controls for Roku

Other ideas include a watch party feature and smart-home integration.

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09.04.19
The band X Ambassadors created a music video for the visually impaired
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The band X Ambassadors created a music video for the visually impaired

It uses Microsoft's Windows Sonic technology to make the sound more immersive.

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09.03.19
Android 10 transforms hearing aids into Bluetooth headsets
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Android 10 transforms hearing aids into Bluetooth headsets

Like a Bluetooth headset, a variety of hearing devices will be able to stream music and voice calls.

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08.28.19
Lego offers instructions for visually impaired builders
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Lego offers instructions for visually impaired builders

The Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence is partnering in the effort.

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08.21.19
Google Docs 'live edits' feature helps the visually impaired
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Google Docs 'live edits' feature helps the visually impaired

The new sidebar lets users keep up with document changes in real-time.

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