Google rolls out new accessibility tools, apps for Android users
Action Blocks is available on the Play Store, and works on Android devices on Android 5.0 and above.
Google has launched helpful Android features and apps for people with hearing loss, deafness and cognitive differences. Photo: Reuters
Google introduces Action Blocks- New Android App
Benefit of Action Blocks Android App
They can create an Action Block for any action that the Google Assistant can perform, like making calls, sending texts, playing videos and controlling devices at home.
Pick an image for the Action Block from your camera or photo gallery, and place it on your home screen for one-touch access. Photo: Reuters
Where to find Google's Action Blocks
How to use this new app
"Set your phone to vibrate when someone nearby says your name. If you`re looking elsewhere or want to maintain social distance, your phone will let you know when someone is trying to get your attention," said Google. To use the feature, turn on `Saving Transcriptions` in Settings. Once turned on, transcriptions will be saved locally on your device for three days. Photo: Reuters