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Google Introduces New Accessibility Features For Android Designed To ‘Make Your Phone More Accessible’

In a blog post published Thursday, Google announced new features for Android that are designed to make controlling one’s phone more accessible for disabled people. “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,” wrote Lisie Lillianfeld, Product Manager at Google Research and Allen Nikka, Product Manager at Google’s Central Accessibility Team.

As Google says in the post, the new features all are motor-oriented. The company has three: Camera Switches, Project Activate, and Lookout. The latter two are bespoke apps, while Lookout was introduced two years ago and is being updated today.

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