Articles for 2016

Nokia-branded Android phones could launch this year

Source: http://www.cnet.com/news/nokia-branded-android-smartphones-could-launch-this-year/ July 18, 2016 by Lance Whitney @lancewhit Hey, if Pokemon can make a comeback, maybe Nokia can too. A Nokia fan site reports high-end Nokia phones equipped with Android Nougat are set to debut around next winter. The Nokia name may get to live on with at least a couple of high-end phones reportedly set [...]

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Google launches final Android Nougat Developer Preview

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/18/google-launches-the-final-android-nougat-developer-preview/ By Lucia Maffei (@maffei_lucia) Google today released the fifth and last preview Android Nougat before the scheduled final release later this summer. According to the company, this preview includes the latest version of the Android Nougat emulator to do apps final testing, the final N APIs, the latest system behaviors and UI and the latest bug fixes and [...]

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All about Android Accessibility Scanner!

1.0 Get started with Accessibility Scanner When you design and develop an Android app, Accessibility Scanner can help you identify opportunities to improve your app for users. Accessibility Scanner scans your screen and provides suggestions to improve the accessibility of your app, based on the following: Content labels Touch target size Clickable items Text and [...]

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The only way to get Google’s awesome new app that lets you control your phone by voice

By Zach Epstein Apple has always been a market leader when it comes to mobile accessibility features for people with disabilities. And of course as anyone who follows all of our coverage of cool hidden iPhone features knows, accessibility options also provide useful functionality to people without disabilities. While Apple is still the leader in [...]

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The 50 Essential Products That Could Help People With Disabilities

  By Lyndal Rowlands UNITED NATIONS, Jun 15 2016 (IPS) - Wheelchairs, hearing aids, white canes and braille typewriters are just some of the products that help people with disabilities to participate fully in everyday life.   Yet for many people with disabilities in developing countries many of the most useful products are simply beyond reach. To help more [...]

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CHAIRMAN WHEELER HONORS INNOVATORS IN ACCESSIBILITY COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2016 – FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler today announced winners of the fifth annual Awards for Advancement in Accessibility (“Chairman’s AAA”).  These awards recognize and honor innovative achievements in communications technology that benefit people with disabilities. “We can use today’s technologies to address so many of the communications barriers facing Americans with disabilities,” [...]

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Google’s New Accessibility Scanner Helps Developers Check Their Apps For Accessibility Issues

Michael Crider Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He’s been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order. He wrote a novel called Good Intentions: A Supervillain Story, and you should read it.   [...]

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Android Voice Access

Voice Access is an accessibility service that helps users who have difficulty manipulating a touch screen (e.g. due to paralysis, tremor, or temporary injury) use their Android devices by voice. For help using Voice Access, see Voice Access support. Voice Access provides voice commands in three categories: Basics and navigation from any screen (e.g. “go back”, [...]

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Tens-of-Millions Worldwide to Benefit from Highly-Accurate, Low-Cost, Captioning Services

HILLIARD, Ohio - April 12, 2016 - PRLog – IDEAL Group, Inc. today announced that it was selected to develop the world’s first commercial multi-lingual/dialect, speech-driven, real-time captioning service. This unique cloud-based service will offer tens-of-millions of consumers and organizations worldwide, low-cost captioning services that are impressively accurate. Contributing to the accuracy of the captions is a “crowd-based” caption-correction feature. This feature enables [...]

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