Windows 11 2022 Update brings four new accessibility features built by people with physical limitations for customers with exact needs, making it the most accessible operating system from Microsoft.
Windows 11 Preview in Beta Channel comes with Tablet-optimized taskbar
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Windows 11 Dev Channel finally brings Task Manager with a right click, and more
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Microsoft has notified customers about a new known issue in Windows 11 21H2. The company had to apply a server-side change to fix the broken voice input in its latest operating system.
The new tool arrives with the U.S. Disability Voting Rights Week 2022 having kicked off today as well. It is available in all 50 states in the United States, as well as in Washington DC.
TikTok has given accessibility a big boost by giving users the ability to switch on captions. Viewers can switch on AI-generated subtitles and will be able to rely on translations as well.
Microsoft added a lot of new features to Excel across multiple platforms this month. This includes an interesting preview capability that allows the software to insert data from a picture.
Edge Canary quietly received a new accessibility feature users have requested for a long time. Now you can close a tab in Microsoft Edge Canary using a double click instead of a middle click.
Microsoft has rolled out several improvements for those running the revamped Notepad app or the Media Player app on Insider channels of Windows 11. Some improvements are not available to all Insiders.
Xiaomi's "Own My Voice" project, through self-developed speech technology and advanced algorithms, offers a spontaneous style text-to-speech solution for users with speech disorders and diverse needs.
Arkane Lyon's latest update for its time looping shooter Deathloop has the game receiving AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0 support for PC players, an extensive photo mode, and more.
Microsoft today announced a new set of Adaptive Accessories that allow people with disabilities to create and customize uniquely-fitted input devices to make using a modern PC easier.
Staybl is a web browser for iPad that uses the device's accelerometer in a nifty way to make it easier for people with hand tremors to surf the web. The technology could come to more platforms soon.
Twitter has rolled out an improved and simplified ALT Badge for all its users. It offers descriptions for images that users embed in their Tweets. The network won't rely on auto-generated text.
Following the release of 100 major versions of Chrome, Google executives have penned their thoughts on their key learnings regarding performance, security, privacy, and more since 2008.
Microsoft announced a new accessibility feature for its browser. Edge users who rely on assistive technologies and screen readers now can utilize auto-generated captions for unlabeled images.
With an on-screen sign language interpreter, the latest accessibility feature in Forza Horizon 5 will now offer sign language support for its over a hundred in-game cinematics, starting March 1.
Playground Games is working on introducing a rather unique accessibility feature to Forza Horizon 5 soon after launch, which will offer players an on-screen interpreter for ASL and BSL.
Facebook has said it's disabling facial recognition on its platform. It'll see a degrade in the quality of automatic alt text but the firm said it wants to wait for regulators to lay out rules.
Microsoft has finally made its voice typing accessibility capability more accessible in Windows 11. It features notable improvements including the fact that it's powered by Azure Speech services.
Microsoft has launched the UK's first-ever British Sign Language billboard campaign. It also launched a site as part of the campaign to help businesses become more inclusive when employing people.
After a year of criticism, Twitter is finally introducing automatically generated captions to the voice tweets feature. The latest improvement addresses accessibility concerns for iOS users.
Microsoft has emphasized that Windows 11 is built with accessibility in mind through new and redesigned components, services, and APIs. It calls this initiative the "modern accessibility platform".
Microsoft has announced a handful of ways Xbox is celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day. New accessibility features are on the way for Xbox Party Chat, Gears 5, and Minecraft.
Apple has announced an array of accessibility-focused features and updates for its products. The company is also launching SignTime, a service that provides live ASL sessions for shopping and support.
Multiple updates were announced to the Spotify app today, which include a beta version of a podcast transcription feature, a text-resizing capability, and increased readability features.
Microsoft has partnered with the UK government to help people with disabilities gain access to support they need to find jobs. The firm is also working with SeeAbility to address social isolation.
TikTok creators will soon be able to add automatically generated captions to their videos. The option will appear on the editing page after a video has been uploaded or recorded by the creator.
HBO Max shows are now more easily accessible to customers with visual impairment or disabilities with the platform's new audio descriptions. The new feature is rolling out on the web and mobile.
Today, Microsoft announced what's next for accessibility on Xbox, not only updating its game design guidelines for accessibility, but also giving developers a new way to test their games.
Facebook has improved its automatic alternative text feature to help describe photos to the visually impaired. It now detects photo contents ten times better and gives better descriptions.
Google is rolling out a new update for Chrome OS, bringing it to version 86 to align with the Chrome browser. This release focuses on accessibility improvements, with new cursor colors and more.
Google recently made Google Assistant more accessible to users on Windows 10, especially those with accessibility needs. Here's how to set up Snap Core First to use the Assistant without speaking.
Google has announced a new feature for Android phones, which it calls noise notifications. It's aimed at users with hearing impairments and will let them know about important sounds around them.
Microsoft today announced that it is bringing support for the Immersive Reader accessibility tool to OneDrive and PowerPoint files. It is also adding 18 new neural text-to-speech languages.
Twitter has announced two new groups that will be responsible for improving accessibility of its existing and new features, addressing criticisms after it launched voice tweets in June.
Samsung has been award accreditation by the Royal National Institute of Blind People for including features on its 2020 Smart TVs that make them more accessible for those with vision impairments.
Samsung has been awarded accessibility certification for its Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note10 devices. The award was given by ONCE Foundation, a Spanish NGO, for their accessibility features.
A new app Tap, Tap brings the double-tap on the back gesture as seen on iPhones in iOS 14 to all Android 7.0+ devices. The app is completely free to use and lets users stack actions as well.
Mozilla has launched Firefox 77, it's not a big update but for those in the UK it brings Pocket recommendations to the new tab page. Another noteworthy change is the new page for viewing certificates.
Google today announced that it is bringing a new virtual talkback braille keyboard to Android. The feature was developed with braille researchers and is rolling out to Android version 5.0 or newer.
With Action Blocks for Google Assistant, you can add shortcuts to any voice/text commands that are supported by the virtual assistant right on your homescreen where they can be reached easily.