Verizon Intros Suite of Apps for Visually Impaired
Verizon Wireless today announced the Mobile Accessibility Suite, a collection of applications and services that will allow visually impaired customers to use their Android smartphones more effectively. The suite bundles together 10 separate apps that make it easier for the visually impaired to navigate their touch screen device, and they offer features such as speech recognition, text-to-speech, and Braille output. The suite allows users to quickly make phone calls; manage contacts; compose/read text messages; set alarms; browse the web; create and edit calendar appointments; compose, read, and send emails; access location, time, and weather information; and manage device settings. The suite is free to download and use, but requires devices running Android 2.2 and up with a data plan.
BlackBerry Expands Hub+ to More Android Phones
BlackBerry today made its BlackBerry Hub+ suite of enterprise applications available to a wider range of devices. At the same time, it added five more apps to the suite.
Google Rebrands 'Google Apps' for Businesses to 'G Suite' and Now Lets You Restore Trashed Files
Google has renamed and reorganized a number of its service offerings for business customers. Moving forward, Google Apps for Work will be known as G Suite.
Gmail to Convert Numbers, Addresses, and Contacts to Clickable Links
Google today said its G Suite customers will soon be able to take advantage of active hyperlinks in Gmail and Inbox that simplify the process of sending emails or making calls. Both mobile apps will convert text, such as phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses, into interactive links.
Google's Lookout App to Help Visually Impaired Learn About Surroundings
Google hopes its new app, called Lookout, will assist the blind and visually impaired as they navigate through their environment. Google says the app is intended to work when the owner's phone is worn around their neck in a lanyard with the camera facing outwards.
Though, you question is a good one as I am curious as well how they are going to pull that one off.