As reported by Google, the Chrome browser in the coming months will receive the function of recognizing documents in the form of images and converting them to text.

This is part of a larger initiative to make web content accessible to people with visual impairments or reading difficulties (which also includes a reading mode feature that Google presented in March).

After recognizing the text in the image, a screen reader can optionally read it out loud — something Google says will make many online PDFs accessible to users who can’t read their text.

Chrome will get an OCR function for converting images to text

Currently, this feature is only planned for Chrome browsers on ChromeOS devices, but it is likely that it will soon be announced for other platforms as well, as happened with the reading mode, which was also promised only for “chromebooks” in the spring, and in the last in the announcement, Google noted that it will expand it to other systems as well.