Accessibility in our age of mobile technology is a pretty inspiring thing.
I mean, think about it: These powerful little computers we carry around in our purses and pantaloon pockets have the potential to open up all sorts of futuristic possibilities. Their effects can be downright life-changing for folks with issues like impaired hearing or limited vision — and in the grand scheme of things, those sorts of advancements are far more meaningful than any random phone feature we use to organize our lives or save ourselves a few seconds here and there.
Here’s the cool part, though: Those two areas don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Some of Android’s most interesting accessibility options are poised to both help those who truly need ’em and be handy in a way that can benefit anyone. They work for accessibility, sure, but they’re also valuable for far more mundane productivity gains.