Voice Recognition Advances in Latest Version of Google Chrome

This month, Google released Version 25 of the Chrome browser! The constant flow of improvement leaves no doubt that Google is committed to making an already excellent browser ever better. It’s no wonder that Chrome is already the worlds most widely used browser, even though it didn’t exist just five years ago!

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In the latest version of Chrome, developers are able to build voice recognition into any apps created for the browser. The potential is tremendous. If developers take up the challenge, not only will users be able to create text with speech, they should be able to use voice commands to navigate web pages, open links and more. I hope this ultimately results in vastly improved access for individuals who face access challenges of many kinds.

Google has set up a demo site where you can use voice recognition to create an email or write text that can be copied elsewhere. If you wish, you can check it out HERE. The user interface is shown in the image below. The demo site is currently available in 32 of Google’s 57 languages. For English, settings are available for Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States.

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