Google is making efforts on the big screen as it strives to further enhance accessibility on Android. Google TV will now start displaying content that is accessible for audio description.
Beginning soon, a “selected collection” of movies with audio descriptions will be available on Google TV. To aid viewers with visual impairments, such as low vision or blindness, an audio description narrates visual information alongside the general discourse in the movie.
The business explains:
For viewers who are blind or have low vision, Google TV’s Audio Descriptions narrate live visual information as it occurs so you never miss that important cliffhanger. On Google TV, you can now access a carefully chosen collection of movies with audio descriptions. To get started, simply say “Search audio description movies” into the Google Assistant button.
However, it is completely plausible that the platform may later display this content through a homescreen row. It appears that the Assistant will be the primary method for accessing this collection of movies on Google TV that enable audio descriptions.
Notably, this curated selection appears to exclusively display materials that can be purchased through Google, not materials that have audio descriptions and are accessible through streaming services. The site appears to allow YouTube content as well, though possibly only videos rather than user-uploaded content .
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