Google has rolled out new accessibility options and updates on Maps, Search and Chrome to assist folks accomplish each day duties quicker and simpler.
A brand new identification attribute for the incapacity neighborhood is now accessible on Google Maps and Search, giving clients extra particulars a few enterprise and offering retailers an choice to self-identify as a member of the neighborhood.
“This update builds on our existing business attributes, including Asian-owned, Black-owned, Latino-owned, LGBTQ+ owned, veteran-owned, and women-owned,” mentioned Eve Andersson, senior director, Products for All at Google.
Lens in Maps (previously referred to as Search with Live View) makes use of AI and augmented actuality to assist folks use their cellphone’s digicam to orient themselves in an unfamiliar neighbourhood and uncover new locations.
To make this extra accessible and helpful for people who find themselves blind or low-vision, display reader capabilities in Lens in Maps shall be coming to iOS beginning Tuesday, and to Android later this yr.
“With the option to request wheelchair-accessible walking routes rolling out globally on iOS and Android wherever we have data available, you can get stair-free routes when you request walking directions in Maps,” mentioned Andersson.
This characteristic builds on the wheelchair-accessible transit navigation possibility in Maps that exhibits folks step-free transit routes.
Earlier this yr, Google made it simple for everybody to seek out wheelchair-accessible locations on Google Maps for Android and iOS.
Now, the corporate is beginning to deliver that data to enterprise and place pages on Maps for Android Auto and automobiles with Google inbuilt.
When you seek for a spot in Google Maps and click on on it, a wheelchair icon will seem if the vacation spot has a step-free entrance, accessible restrooms, parking or seating.
Earlier this yr, Google launched a brand new characteristic within the Chrome handle bar that detects typos and shows instructed web sites primarily based on what Chrome thinks you meant.
“This feature is expanding to Chrome on Android and iOS, so you have the same experience across all your devices,” mentioned the corporate.
For low-vision neighborhood, with Magnifier, you need to use your digicam to zoom in on one thing as you’ll utilizing a bodily magnifying glass.
The app also can enhance the legibility of textual content whether or not you’re studying a menu or a doc with the flexibility to regulate controls, together with color filters, brightness and distinction.
Magnifier is offered on Google Play for Pixel 5 and up, excluding the Pixel Fold.
The ‘Guided Frame’ characteristic now recognises extra than simply faces, so you need to use your entrance and rear-facing digicam to take images of your pets, dinner and even paperwork.
This replace is already accessible on Pixel 8 and eight Pro and rolling out to Pixel 6+ later this yr, mentioned the corporate.
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