Google Assistant adds accessibility features via Tobii Dynavox partnership

Google and Tobii Dynavox are working to make it easier for people with disabilities to control devices and complete tasks.


Google Assistant is now available on applications and services made by assistive technology company Tobii Dynavox, the companies said on Tuesday. The partnership is designed to help people with various disabilities achieve independence and control a range of devices such as smart devices and devices.

Snap Core First software, available on Tobei’s tablets and apps, helps people with disabilities, including cerebral palsy, autism, and ALS, communicate. It is accessible through touch, eye gain and scanning. Through Google Assistant integration, users can assign various tasks to those tiles, such as controlling smart home devices Thermostat, Lamp And TVs that are installed in the Google Home app. They ask Google Assistant “What’s the weather?” For example, you can arrange tiles to answer questions. And “What’s on the calendar for today?”

To set up the feature, create a Google account and set up a smart speaker or smart display in the Google Home app on Android or iOS. Next, provide access to the Snap Core First app, and configure the tiles by selecting a button in edit mode, select “Add Action” and then tap “Send Google Assistant Command.”

Google also shared an update related to this Action Block, an app launched in May. The purpose of the action block is to make it easier for people with cognitive disabilities or age-related cognitive conditions to act on their devices, and allows users to create homepage shortcuts for tasks such as calling and texting. Now people can use Toby Dynoweaux’s massive library to create an action block button for Picture Communication Symbol, which allows anyone using a familiar interface on their Android devices to become more accustomed to PCS.

The search giant has launched a range of access features and updates to its products and services over the past several years, including live transit and sound amplifiers, as well as an accessible location feature in Google Maps. There are more big tech brands Focus on accessibility issues As organizations and advocates point out inequalities. The coronavirus epidemic has also highlighted the urgency of disability residency, as more people rely on online interactions for everyday tasks.

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