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2018 Summer Convention Special #Sponsored: What’s New For Google Home And Google Assistant


The first Google Home devices debuted on U.S. store shelves in October 2016. The Google Home Mini and Max joined the lineup the following year. Now, thanks to the power of the Google Assistant Compatible Device Program, you can search and ask questions to a wide assortment of products from a growing number of hardware manufacturers.

J.J. caught up with Kiran Kaja, Technical Program Manager for Search and Assistant, to get the latest on recent features added to the Google Home and Google Assistant platforms. New voices, continuous conversation and the connected home with Chromecast are just some of the subjects covered in this interview. With support for 80 countries, in 30 different languages, tune in to discover an example of what you can do with the Google Home and Google Assistant.

Check out the Google Accessibility blog to learn more about what changes are happening at Google.
Follow Google Access on Twitter
Or, visit the Google Access site
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Our 2018 summer convention coverage is sponsored by Google.

This week we're teaming up with our friends on the Google Accessibility team to talk about accessibility features within products like Android, Chrome OS, G Suite, Google Home, Assistant and more! Be sure to listen to our podcast series where we get the inside scoop, including the upcoming launch of Chat support and a 24 hour response time for the Disability Support team on July 9th.

The Google Accessibility team is also inviting everyone to participate in user research studies, where you can help shape the future of accessible products and features -- and get rewarded for it. Select here to sign up to participate and learn more at google.com/accessibility.

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Joe Steinkamp is no stranger to the world of technology, having been a user of video magnification and blindness related electronic devices since 1979. Joe has worked in radio, retail management and Vocational Rehabilitation for blind and low vision individuals in Texas. He has been writing about the A.T. Industry for10 years and podcasting about it for nearly 5 years.


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