Android Becomes More Accessible With Sound Notifications

Not everyone has the privilege of being able to use their sense of hearing in a way that is going to help them get by in the world. Technology has helped to solve a lot of the problems that people in these situations often end up facing, and for the most part it enables them to ensure that no matter what happens they would always be able to live a life that is more or less in line with those that do not have the same disabilities as them.

Android phones have an accessibility app that is meant to help those that are hard of hearing or have vision problems or suffer from any other disabilities at all to live a much better life than might have been the case otherwise. A big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that Google knows that making its products accessible will have a good chance of improving the company’s profile, and allowing a larger group of people to make use of a certain product or piece of technology greatly increases the market that the company would be able to tap in the first place as well so this isn’t just about doing the right thing either.


The latest feature that is coming to the accessibility app is the Sound notifications. This basically means that if the app detects a sound that it has been programmed to alert you about, such as a dog barking or a baby crying or something similar to that, it would send you a notification. A major problem in the lives of those that are hard of hearing is that they often don’t know when something has happened that needs their attention. Hence, these notifications can help such people be more aware of their surroundings and act accordingly.



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