Android Adaptive Features



Android has added two new features to help those with speech and mobility difficulties to navigate their devices.

The first adaptive feature is called Camera Switches which detects facial features using the front facing camera to navigate the device. You can choose from 6 gestures (i.e. look right, look left, look up, smile, raise eyebrows, open mouth) to scan the phone and select different applications. Users can adjust the feature to specific sensitivities to help with selection (size of gesture or length of gesture).

The second feature is an application called Project Activate. This application lets users use specific gestures to initiate actions, such as make a call or play music. Similarly to Camera Switches, this application also allows users to adjust sensitivities to adapt to the specific person’s need.

Google Adds Android Accessibility Feature and App. (2022, February 9). ASHA LEADER. Retrieved March 7, 2022, from https://leader.pubs.asha.org/do/10.1044/2022-0209-android-access-apps/full/.

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