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Launching the Google Chrome browser will show in the search box a microphone. If a person clicks on the microphone a small window appears directing a person to speak. If a person speaks then a list will drop with the word the program believes you have spoken and a person can proceed with their search. Great feature.
Scanning the topics here at dot-dot-dot.org shows programs are diversifying to include all segments of the global population. Assisting technology more and more is being integrated into mainstream programs. In the past those needing such assistance had to either pay at great cost or did not have access in their realm of the world. The possibilities are endless with this feature. As our population continues to age there will be need of these types of programs. Arthritis is becoming a major issue across the nation. Its debilitating effects makes the use of hands a painful experience. Having a voice activated search lets a person continue Internet access without affecting their health. Ergonomically, keyboards are not conducive to good wrist health. Carpal tunnel has been on the rise since the use of computers has increased dramatically. This feature would provide some respite from this agony. Young children can now do searches with a word. Handicapped people now have an open invite to search the Internet in a way that works for them.
This feature has been on Google browser for smart phones for a much longer period of time. Keyboards are tiny on a phone so having a microphone helps. Google practices inclusion for all. That leader needs to be followed.