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Two new tools that make your phone even more accessibleTwo new tools that make your phone even more accessibleProduct Manager, Google ResearchProduct Manager, Central Accessibility Team

Reading Time: 4 minutes Every day, people use voice commands, like “Hey Google,” or their hands to navigate their phones. However, that’s not always possible for people with severe motor and speech disabilities.  To make Android more accessible for everyone, we’re introducing two new tools that make it easier to control your phone and communicate using facial gestures: Camera […]

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Physical programming for children with visual disabilities

Reading Time: 7 minutes When Stack Overflow conducted a survey of 64,000 software engineers, it found that 1% of their respondents were blind — a far higher percentage than among the total population. Yet it is far from easy for young people with visual disabilities to engage in learning programming in school. In this month’s seminar, Dr Cecily Morrison […]

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How can we design inclusive and accessible curricula for computer science?

Reading Time: 7 minutes After a brief hiatus over the Easter period, we are excited to be back with our series of online research seminars focused on diversity and inclusion, where in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering, we host researchers from the UK and USA. By diversity, we mean any dimension that can be used to differentiate […]

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Our all-new TalkBack screen readerOur all-new TalkBack screen readerProduct Manager

Reading Time: 3 minutes To blind traveling bluesman Joshua Pearson, songwriting is more than just a good melody. “Songwriting gave me a language to talk about my frustrations. And by putting my music out there, I could hopefully let somebody else feel some of what I was feeling.” For Joshua, TalkBack is his main pen and paper for writing […]

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Your Android is now even safer — and 5 other new featuresYour Android is now even safer — and 5 other new featuresProduct Manager

Reading Time: 5 minutes It wasn’t all that long ago that we introduced Android users to features like Emoji Kitchen and auto-narrated audiobooks. But we like to stay busy, so today we’re highlighting six of the latest Google updates that will make Android phones more secure and convenient — for everyone. 1. Keep your accounts safe with Password Checkup […]

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6 new ways Android can help this holiday season6 new ways Android can help this holiday seasonProduct Manager, Android

Reading Time: 5 minutes With the holidays around the corner, we’re sharing six new Google features for Android—a few more ways your phone gets more helpful over time, even outside of major OS updates. Whether you’re texting holiday greetings to loved ones or winding down with a book, here’s how Android can help. 1. Mix up more of your […]

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New Raspberry Pi OS release — December 2020

Reading Time: 10 minutes Well, in a year as disrupted and strange as 2020, it’s nice to know that there are some things you can rely on, for example the traditional end-of-year new release of Raspberry Pi OS, which we launch today. Here’s a run-through of the main new features that you’ll find in it. Chromium We’ve updated the […]

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Use Voice Access to control your Android device with your voiceUse Voice Access to control your Android device with your voiceSenior Product Manager, Google Research

Reading Time: 2 minutes In 2018, we launched Voice Access, an Android app that lets you control your phone using your voice. The ability to use your phone hands-free has been helpful to people with disabilities, and also those without. Today, on International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we’re rolling out an updated version of Voice Access, available in […]

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6 ways your Android is getting more helpful this fall6 ways your Android is getting more helpful this fallDirector, Product Management for Google Assistant

Reading Time: 4 minutes   It was only a few weeks ago that we released Android 11, the latest version of the operating system. Today, we’re highlighting six of the latest Google features for Android—available even on older versions—that make your life a little easier and more enjoyable this fall. 1. Do even more with Google Assistant and your […]

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Important household sounds become more accessibleImportant household sounds become more accessibleProduct ManagerProduct Manager

Reading Time: 3 minutes Appliances beeping. Water running. Dogs barking. These are all sounds that are meant to grab your attention when something important is happening. But, if you have hearing loss or are wearing headphones, these sounds might not be able to draw your attention like they’re intended to.  Sound Notifications is a new feature on Android that […]

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Doing more to design for and with people with disabilitiesDoing more to design for and with people with disabilitiesDirector of Accessibility Engineering

Reading Time: 4 minutes In 2013, I joined Google’s Central Accessibility Team. Since then, I’ve continuously worked to include people with disabilities across all of the work that we do at Google. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a time to celebrate and recognize the contributions of people with disabilities. Today, we’re sharing a few ways we’re continuing […]

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Magpie MIDI is an adaptive harmonica-style computer interface

Reading Time: 2 minutes Magpie MIDI is an adaptive harmonica-style computer interface Arduino Team — September 15th, 2020 For those with certain physical restrictions, interfacing with a computer can be a difficult task. As a possible solution, Shu Takahashi and Pato Montalvo have come up with the Magpie MIDI hands-free interface. The adaptive tool, inspired in part by a harmonica, has […]

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Overcooked! All You Can Eat offers Accessibility options and Assist mode

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hey everyone! Following our announcement in July, we wanted to serve up another helping of information about Overcooked! All You Can Eat and some of the ways that we are making it the most accessible version of Overcooked! yet. We know that Overcooked! is a game that people like to enjoy with their friends and […]

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Overcooked! All You Can Eat bietet Barrierefreiheit-Optionen und einen Unterstützungsmodus

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hey, Leute! Nach unserer Ankündigung im Juli wollten wir euch noch einmal einen Nachschlag in Sachen Infos zu Overcooked! All You Can Eat servieren und euch zeigen, was wir unternehmen, um das Spiel zur bisher zugänglichsten Version von Overcooked! zu machen. Wir wissen, dass viele Leute Overcooked! gerne mit ihren Freunden und ihrer Familie spielen. […]