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Google Adds New Features To Maps, Lookout And More Applications

The Google Lookout app, designed to assist blind individuals or those with low vision, now offers a new feature enabling users to search for specific objects such as bathrooms and seating.

Edited By : Shashwat Nishant | Updated: May 17, 2024 19:18 IST
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On Global Accessibility Day, Google introduced new accessibility enhancements across various products including Maps, Lookout, Android, and more.

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The Google Lookout app, designed to assist blind individuals or those with low vision, now offers a new feature enabling users to search for specific objects such as bathrooms and seating. Additionally, Lookout will provide notifications about the distance and directions to these items.

With the Look to Speak app, users can now utilize the text-free mode to choose from pre-written customizable phrases using their eyes. This mode also enables the selection and customization of symbols, photos, and emojis.

Project Gameface, an open-source project allowing individuals with physical disabilities to control the mouse cursor using their face, is now accessible on Android. Developers can create applications that allow users to adjust parameters like gesture sizes, cursor speed, and facial expressions.

Google Maps introduces new accessibility features making it easier for individuals with disabilities to receive detailed walking instructions and utilize screen reader capabilities. Additionally, the Lens feature can now announce names and categories of nearby places.

Recently, Google updated sound notifications on Android, providing assistance to individuals who may have difficulty seeing or hearing alerts such as fire and smoke alarms.

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First published on: May 17, 2024 07:18 PM IST

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