Posts tagged as: Accessibility

Google Announces Two New Android Accessibility Apps For The Deaf And Hard-of-Hearing

Google has two new apps rolling out designed to help the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing use their smartphones to understand people speaking aloud around them. Live Transcribe is an app that listens, converts speech to text, and simply displays a live transcript on the screen of what’s being said aloud nearby. Haptic feedback lets the user know […]

Google Maps Now Using Crowd-Source Accessibility Data

Google has added a tool to Google Maps that makes it easier for people to add details concerning accessibility. The Google Maps app for Android allows people to add this data via the “Your Contributions” section by tapping “uncover missing info.” Sorting options under that heading include accessibility, where people can add details such as whether […]

Employee Project Adds Accessibility Information to Google Maps

Google Maps is now wheelchair-friendly. The popular map app will now tell you whether locations are suitable for people with access needs — and it’s thanks to a group of Googlers who worked on the feature in their “20% time.” It’s a famous policy of the Californian search giant: Employees can spend 20% of their […]

Accessibility Advocate, Haben Girma, Speaks at WWDC

Haben Girma, accessibility advocate and the first deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, was invited to WWDC to speak to developers about helping disabled users. Speaking for an hour, Girma spoke about the benefits of Voice Over and Dynamic Type, how technology is helping those who need assistance, and how developers can do […]

IWRelay is First Mobile Video Relay App

IWRelay launched the first mobile video relay application recently, allowing Deaf and hard of hearing iPhone users to have on-the-go conversations with friends and family members who hear. The iPhone application, called IWRelay VRS, connects Deaf mobile phone users with video relay interpreters. Using the new iPhone 4 FaceTime feature, a Deaf caller communicates by […]

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