CC Skywave SSB AM, FM, Shortwave, Weather, VHF, Aviation and SSB Bands Portable Travel Radio

Google innovates with assistive tech for those with disabilities

Techstination feature for Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.      Technology has played a big role in assisting millions of people with disabilities.      At Google, Laura Allen is the head of strategy, accessibility and disability inclusion.   And among the growing number of innovations..

“We have a feature on Android called Lookout which basically is using the camera on the phone to understand the real world idea of what’s going on in the world around you.   So, it’s using computer vision and essentially it can be used for things like detecting different objects, reading different currencies and you know, lots of other things like reading food labels.”

And there are some exciting new technologies on the horizon.  You can learn more about it and other tools at

You can find us at   I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Online | Mobile Devices