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The 5 Android apps recommended by Google for people with disabilities

As part of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3), we are going to show you five mobile applications of Android Developed with advanced technology and artificial intelligence, they all have a single objective, to facilitate the life and routine of people who suffer from some type of disability.

According to the information provided by the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI), 10.3% of the Peruvian population suffers from some disability, which can be any of the following: Physical or Motor, sensory, intellectual and Psychic For this reason, below we will show you the best free apps that will be very useful for that group of people.

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FREE APPS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Project Relate

It is a new application of Android, aimed exclusively for those people who have difficulties communicating or interacting with the Google assistant. The application uses phrases that help to understand unique voice patterns and grants access to the three main functions of the application: Listen, Repeat and Assistant. To use it it is necessary to fill a invitation form.

Lookout

Lookout is a platform that is currently only available in Spanish, it uses artificial intelligence to help people with visual disabilities (blind) or visually impaired. Basically it will inform you about everything that is around you.

Thanks to the cell phone camera, the aforementioned application uses artificial vision technology, which means that it is capable of recognizing objectives and texts from the physical universe, which will be announced by the speaker system of the smartphone. It also has different modes: it allows you to scan and read documents, identify food labels, objects around them, etc.

Voice Access

Voice Access is another of the accessibility products for Android that allows you to use the cell phone without touching the touch screen of the device. The aforementioned application offers you the possibility to navigate through the installed applications, write, edit text, and speak with the Google Assistant without the need to use your hands.

Instant transcription

The Instant Transcription app (Live Transcribe, in English) was developed by a Google employee with hearing loss. What is it for? to transcribe in real time the conversations that happen around you, all this is carried out thanks to the built-in microphone of the mobile device. They also added the ability to identify ambient sounds, such as: a dog barking nearby, someone knocking on the door, or a speeding car.

Look to Speak

Look to Speak is an experimental Android app that uses eye movement and gaze to select pre-written phrases on a screen and communicate aloud. People have to look left, up, or right to quickly select what they want to say from a list of phrases.

In addition, it has the functionality to customize the words or phrases so that people can show their real voice and the sensitivity of the eye movement can be adjusted.

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