Google Introduces Voice Access App For Mobile Accessibility

Screenshots of voice commands used by Voice Access
Reading Time: 1 minute(Last Updated On: October 2, 2018)

Google introduced a new Mobile Accessibility App dedicated to Voice control dubbed “Voice Access”.

Stefanie Putnam is a Voice Access tester

The App allows you control your device with spoken commands. This is great people who have difficulty using a touchscreen due to paralysis, tremor, temporary injury, or the blind.

The app is the result of work by the Google Accessibility team and feedback from app testers like Stefanie Putnam, a quadriplegic and a para-equestrian driver, tasks like taking photos, sending texts and composing emails could be daunting.

“After using this product for probably about 10 seconds, I think I’m falling in love with it,” said Stefanie. “You use your voice and you’re able to access the world. It has become a huge staple in my life.”

Users can use the app to access Gmail, Google Search by saying “Ok Google”, open apps with the “open” command, navigate and edit text hands-free.

Screenshot of an Android homepage using Voice Access

The App is now globally available on the play store and supports English commands, with additional language support coming in the future.

Voice Access
Voice Access
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free
  • Voice Access Screenshot
  • Voice Access Screenshot

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