Google’s New App Strives To Help People With Speech Impairments

Google has introduced a new app designed to help people with speech impairments, to help them communicate more easily. The Voice Access app has been designed to recognize users’ voices and speak for them. The app aims to function as a speech-to-text service, allowing users to use their voices instead of typing words on their phones. This blog post will discuss Google’s attempt to make it easier for people with speech disorders and impairments to use their phones.

Google Voice Access

Voice Access became available on Android phones on Tuesday, following an announcement made by Sundar Pichai, Google’s vice president of product management, at the recently held I/O conference. Voice Access comprises a smart search bar that gives users an option to select a voice command that would work best for them. By tapping on the microphone icon at the bottom of the search bar, users can activate Google Assistant. Once the app is activated, it will recognize what is said and respond accordingly. The app’s interface can also be customized to suit the user’s preferences to match the color scheme of their Android phone.

Project Relate app

This app is similar to Google’s Voice Access, but it does not require users to enable Google Assistant. It operates similarly to Voice Access by allowing users to enter a command and then optionally send that information as a text or voice message to another person. The app allows users to communicate with their family and friends, as well as with mail service providers like Gmail and Outlook. This can help people with speech disorders to communicate with others more easily.

Practical Applications

Although these apps will not completely change the way people communicate, they have many practical applications. For example, Voice Access can be a great way for people with speech impairments to make phone calls, as it will allow them to use their voices instead of having to type out the different characters they want. Additionally, frequent texting is also a big part of modern-day communication, and so this app can help people with speech disorders to communicate with others more easily.

Conclusion

Although these apps will not completely change the way people communicate, they have many practical applications. For example, Voice Access can be a great way for people with speech impairments to make phone calls, as it will allow them to use their voices instead of having to type out the different characters they want.

This article was originally published on Russ Ewell’s blog.

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