Google is making Assistant’s voice features much easier to use for people with disabilities

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Google has partnered with leading accessibility firm Tobii Dynavox, best known for creating speech synthesis and eye-tracking devices, to integrate Google Assistant into the company’s Snap Core First line of dedicated tablets and mobile apps. That way, people who have trouble speaking can now use Assistant to control home appliances and other smart home products.

Tobii is perhaps more broadly known in the tech industry for its eye-tracking software for consumer electronics devices like laptops and VR headsets through a separate subsidiary known as Tobii Tech. However, many of those same innovations power Tobii Dynavox’s line of speech synthesis tablets and its companion software suite, both of which are widely used in the accessibility…

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