Google just launched a beta version of Voice Access, an app that will allow you to control some primary functions with only your voice. The accessibility software is designed with specific people in mind, people with disabilities like paralysis or people suffering from some physical injuries. This app will let them take advantage of core Android functions in a hands-free manner.
Using the Voice Access app, you can open any app, scroll with voice commands, and select items onscreen. “For example, you can say ‘open Chrome’ or ‘go home’ to navigate around the phone, or interact with the screen by saying ‘click next’ or ‘scroll down,’“ wrote Eve Andersson, manager of accessibility engineering at Google in a blog post.
The app also includes a numeric system, so everything on your smartphone starting from apps to drop down menu option will be assigned a number. Whenever you need to open an app or perform a task, just say aloud the number to avoid potential confusion over pronunciation. This feature will help Android to be more cooperative to all its users. Note that, Apple iOS also has similar tools for people with physical impairments.
The app is currently available only as beta and has provided a link where you can sign up as a beta tester. However, as it already has enough testers, the program is not accepting more users. In case, you missed the chance, you’ll have to wait till the company launches the app out of beta.