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Google’s new ‘Action Block’ is made exclusively for people with cognitive disabilities

16.10.2019

Google's new 'Action Blocks' feature is aimed at making usage of smart phones easier for people with cognitive disabilities. The user can place most frequently used apps or other mobile features to the home screen which makes accessing their phones easier. Google has not yet given further details about launch of 'Action Blocks' but disability rights activist think that this is a great initiative.

For people with disabilities, using mobile phones and its many applications can be a difficult task, especially with a cognitive disability. Technology giant Google is out to change this with their new feature Action Block which helps users create custom commands and use their phones with the tap of a single icon. Basically, Google assistant commands can be pre-written and these icons can be placed on the home screen to make it more accessible for a person with cognitive disability. It pretty much works like creating shortcuts to home screen.

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