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Voice app puts disabled phone users in charge

05 October 2018

The app is now available for Android users, but Google hasn't said whether Voice Access is coming to iOS too in the future.

The technology from Google was created to make app use easier for people with paralysis and diseases such as Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis as it goes much further than previous voice-command functions. The elements that can be tapped on the screen are overlaid with small numerals, which can be used to call out any number which will mimic a tap. The app will take over your phone and allow you to access any feature just by asking it.

Most new devices feature some sort of voice control baked in, typically through digital assistants like Google Now, Siri, and Cortana. This works similar to voice commands with Google Assistant.

This is great news for people with disabilities.

This means, the next time a user says OK Google on their phone, it will go into the Voice Access mode.

Google says that it has been created to help people who suffer from debilitating diseases such as the Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis, but it will also be useful for people who multitask and have their hands full.

Google's latest app gives Android users the ability to control every aspect of their device in a purely hands-free manner using just their voice.

Google asserts that it concentrated on users with issues, like multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury, arthritis and others to build up the availability application. Tap "Accessibility" followed by "Voice Access", then toggle the switch to "On'". You can also access the full list of commands under the "show all commands" section in the settings menu. After saying your message out loud, like "would you like to meet for lunch tomorrow?" you can edit the text using phrases like "replace tomorrow with Saturday" to change the day you want to meet. To write anything user has to say, 'Ok Google" and speak their message and they can also edit meanwhile writing by saying, "delete the line or "Undo" and to stop writing user has to say, 'stop listening.

Voice app puts disabled phone users in charge