Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Android 1.6: More Accessibility Features

Google's Android operating system for mobile devices is becoming more inclusive: the latest version, Android 1.6, has built-in features to make applications "more widely usable by blind and low-vision users."

The system, which is installed on devices like the Dell Mini3i and select Motorola and Samsung cell phones, now includes a screenreader and comes bundled with a Text-to-Speech engine. New software also enables developers of the Android platform to easily create accessibility aids, apply universal design to their user interfaces, and access a standard Text-to-Speech function library to minimize workload.

Google advertised the launch here.

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