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Tobii Dynavox and Google collaborate to make technology more accessible

STOCKHOLM, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Tobii Dynavox, the global leader in assistive technology for communication, today announced a new collaboration with Google to integrate Google Assistant into their communication devices via the software Snap Core First. For people with disabilities, this partnership enables easy access to Google Assistant and all its functionalities such as smart home control and enjoying entertainment. The integration is the first part of a collaboration between the two companies to develop solutions that enable greater access to technology and information for their users.

As a first step in this new collaboration, Google Assistant is now integrated in Tobii Dynavox’s communication software Snap Core First, which supports people with disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism and ALS with a means to communicate. Any Tobii Dynavox device comes with Google Assistant, making it possible for users to experience all the amazing helpfulness of Google to get

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Google Makes Google Assistant ‘More Accessible For More People’ With New Tobii Dynavox Partnership

Google on Tuesday announced a new collaboration with Swedish technology maker Tobii Dynavox that brings Google Assistant to Dynavox’s devices and mobile apps.

In Google’s blog post, product manager Praveen Chandran wrote the company has worked with Dynavox to integrate Google Assistant into the latter’s Snap Core First software. Snap Core is a symbol-based application that enables the communicatively impaired with a means of communication using simple, icon-like pictures similar to PECS. But it isn’t only for communication—this new functionality also allows Dynavox users to control their smart home setup and more using Google’s venerable digital assistant. Additionally, Chandran said users can benefit from the Action Blocks app, which was announced earlier this year, utilizing similar concepts. “Starting today, Tobii Dynavox’s library of tens of thousands of Picture Communication Symbols can now be used to create Action Blocks buttons,” he wrote. “[P]eople who might be accustomed to assistive technology

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