The Android reading mode feature from Google aims to increase accessibility by allowing users to customise the contrast, text size, text-to-speech, and font kinds of websites and apps. According to the business, it will help those who are dyslexic, have impaired vision, or are blind.
Google Launches ‘Reading Mode’
An update for Android-powered smartphones and smartwatches has been released. A “reading mode” and upgrades for Google TV, watchOS, and smart car keys are among the newly added features.
“Android’s new features mean your devices are getting better every day. From streamlined entertainment options to more helpful features for your smartwatch—it’s never been easier to connect with what matters most,” the official post read.
What does Android’s reading mode look like?
With adjustable contrast, text size, text-to-speech, and font types for online sites and apps, this feature aim to increase accessibility. According to the business, it will help those who are dyslexic, have impaired vision, or are blind.
It offers a sophisticated text-to-speech feature with speed adjustment. Users have a variety of “natural-sounding voices” to choose from. It supports the languages of English, French, Italian, and Spanish.
How can reading mode be used?
Users must download the Reading mode app from the Google Play store to turn on this function. The app can then be accessed from other apps and websites after being installed because it integrates with the device’s quick settings.
Users of this programme can adjust the content display to suit their particular requirements. The reading mode works with websites and native Android apps and can be customised for the Google Talkback screen reader.
Various other recently released features
- There has also been an update to the digital car key feature. Users can now remotely share the digital key with trustworthy parties to allow them to utilise the car.
- A fresh collection of holiday-themed emoji mash-ups from Emoji Kitchen for Gboard
- A new function in Google Photos that enables users to make shareable collages in fresh looks from designers Yao Cheng Design and DABS MYLA
- The most recent enhancements include an upgraded Keep app for Wear OS and a new safety notice on the Google Account profile image with suggested actions to secure the account.
Which app must be installed to use reading mode in Android?
Users must download the Reading mode app from the Google Play store to turn on this function.
What languages does the reading mode support?
It supports the languages of English, French, Italian, and Spanish.