Google has released their 2018 Google Play award nominees, and once again there is a category which includes accessibility-related apps.
This year's accessibility category includes two apps of special interest to our readers: Audio Game Hub and Be My Eyes. Audio Game Hub has brought a variety of audio games in various categories to a simple app experience while Be My Eyes has expanded their crowd-based assistance platform to Android, enabling users in just about any country to use the service in their language of choice.
Here's the complete list of nominees:
Best Accessibility Experience
Apps or games enabling device interaction in an innovative way that serves people with disabilities or special needs
• Audio Game Hub by Sonnar Interactive. A collection of audio-based games with a variety of challenges and difficulty levels. J.J. did a demo in Blind Bargains Qast 84.
• Be My Eyes by Be My Eyes. The popular crowd-based assistance app made its Android debut in 2017. Check out our audio interview with Be My Eyes from CSUN last March.
• Open Sesame by Sesame Enable. Touch-free control for your screen, ideal for those with limited mobility. Was also nominated in 2017.
• Universal Copy by Camel Corporation. Allows you to copy and paste text from or to any application. We are unsure as to the accessibility of this app with TalkBack.
• Voice Volume Catcher by LITALICO lnc. An app created to help children control the volume of their voice.
Winners will be anounced prior to the Google IO conference in early May.
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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.