Google recently disclosed a chain of video tutorials. Reportedly, these tutorials, which were a part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, are intended to assist people with disabilities set up and utilize their Assistant-enabled smart devices. These videos are open for access in a YouTube playlist. So far, these tutorials cover topics such as how to manage a smart home with Google Assistant as well as how to set up a Google Home with the help of a screen reader. The user also can find videos on comprehending Google Home’s audio accessibility features and more.
Reportedly, these videos don’t disclose any additional features. However, they can be considered a smart way to show off the accessibility abilities that are already present within Google devices. And these videos align with Google’s emphasis on accessibility, which the firm highlighted at its latest I/O developers conference.
On a similar note, Google came into the news as it released a response to criticism of its latest announcement to shut the Works with Nest program. This program can be described as a set of connections and controls that connect 3rd-party smart home devices with Nest cameras, thermostats, and other products. The firm had originally disclosed that the Works with Nest program might be shutting down on August 31st, 2019. It had highlighted that all the present connections are supposed to stop working on the same date. Nest customers will need to shift their accounts to Google accounts and take help of Google Assistant controls to restructure their smart home connections and setups.
In a recent blog post, Michele Turner, Director, Product And Smart Home Ecosystem, Google Nest, proclaimed that the present Works with Nest connections are supposed to continue to work beyond August 31, 2019. She added that customers can use those connections and services until they are replicated in the latest Works with Google Assistant program.
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