Mobile

Google brings new and updated accessibility tools to Android, Maps, and more

To commemorate the ninth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day today, Google released Action Blocks, an Android app that uses Google Assistant to kick off actions with the tap of a home shortcut. Complementing this, the company released a slew of updates across AI-powered accessibility tools like Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier. Research shows that disabilities […]

Gaming

Accessibility finally matters to the game industry — but it needs to do better

Globally, 2.6 billion people spanning across geographical regions, generations, and socioeconomic backgrounds take part in digital gaming. This is a big portion of our world’s population, so unsurprisingly, it doesn’t — and shouldn’t — stop at players with disabilities. In fact, approximately 92% of people with impairments play video games, and there are more than […]