The Google announced new accessibility features for this Thursday (the 21st). Known as the “Accessible Places” (“Places that are accessible”, in free translation), the Maps will highlight places that are accessible by wheel-chair in the maps app. The feature is available for both Android and iOS (iPhone).
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In addition to Maps, Google has introduced a new application and enhancements to the apps for accessibility is already available for phones Android. The news was revealed on the company blog for the World Day of Awareness about Accessibility.
The “complete collection of Maps” provides information about the accessibility of Google Maps in a easy way. The feature, according to Google, it will show you if it’s a tourist attraction, a store, a restaurant, and the like, is accessible from the user as to whether to go to the site.
“When in the “complete collection of Maps” is turned on, an icon of a wheelchair to indicate an accessible entrance, and you can see if the place has no seating, restrooms, or parking lot accessible to you. If it is confirmed that such a place does not have an accessible entrance, it also will show that information in Google Maps,” he says.
The feature is available on apps for Android and iPhone. To use the feature, you must enable it in the settings of Google Maps:
- Open the Google Maps app on your phone and go to the settings;
- Go to the “back-End” (“Accessibility”, in free translation);
- Then, turn on the “Accessible Places” (“Places that are accessible”, in free translation).
The tool will be released initially in Australia, and the United States, Japan, korea, and the United Kingdom. According to Google, the availability of the resource, in other countries, “is the way to go.”
Google announces the accessibility features of the Android
This Thursday (the 21st), we unveiled the new accessibility features of Android, such as application, Action, Blocks, and improvements to the Transcript for the Instant, and the audio Amplifier.
In the Action Block add blocks on the home screen of your mobile phone. The tool allows the user to make calls and to access features more quickly and easily. The app is available for Android 5.0 in the front (play.google.com).
Already in the Transcript, Instant Live Transcribe) has received new features as well. In addition to expanding the language support for the app’s text-to-speech allows the user to add terms to such places, and objects, and then put the phone on vibrate, when someone says your name. The update, which is available on the Google Play Store play.google.com), also made it easier to search for previous conversations.
Google also announced improvements to the audio Amplifier (Sound Amplifier). From now on, the application, which greatly improves the audio of your smartphone, it is also compatible with the headphones or a Bluetooth device. The app can be downloaded on phones with Android 6.0 or newer play.google.com).
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