Google’s commitment to inclusivity and accessibility takes center stage in their latest Pixel’s Super Bowl ad, ‘Javier in Frame,’ a heartwarming story shot by blind director Adam Morse. This powerful video not only captures the essence of a blind man’s journey through life but also serves as a showcase for the Guided Frame feature on Pixel phones.

The Super Bowl ad, ‘Javier in Frame,’ beautifully encapsulates the essence of the Guided Frame feature. The storyline revolves around a blind man and his girlfriend, taking the audience on a journey of their growing closeness. The ad, shot with a Pixel 8 Pro featuring Guided Frame, provides a unique perspective as it is directed by someone who is blind, Adam Morse.

Introduced with the Pixel 7, Guided Frame is designed to assist individuals who are blind or have low vision in capturing the perfect selfie. The feature utilizes a combination of audio cues, haptic feedback, and high-contrast animations to guide users through the process. Phrases like ‘Move your phone down,’ ‘One face in frame,’ and ‘Hold for photo’ provide clear instructions, making photography more accessible.

With the Pixel 8, Google took accessibility a step further by introducing rear camera support for Guided Frame. This expansion allows the feature to not only recognize faces but also objects such as dogs and food. The integration of object detection showcases the AI capabilities at work, transforming Guided Frame into a versatile tool for a broader range of photography scenarios.

Behind the scenes of Pixel’s ‘Javier in Frame’ Super Bowl Ad

Google’s behind-the-scenes look at the making of the ad reveals the meticulous efforts taken to create an authentic representation. While the actors use a Pixel 8 Pro with Guided Frame enabled for the shoot, the actual recording is done with a regular professional camera. The application of petroleum jelly on the lens adds an interesting layer, attempting to simulate the visual experience through Guided Frame.

Google’s foray into inclusivity-driven advertising is more than just a marketing strategy as it is a genuine attempt to showcase the transformative impact of technology on the lives of individuals with diverse abilities. ‘Javier in Frame’ serves as a poignant reminder that technology, when designed with inclusivity in mind, has the power to break barriers and create meaningful connections.

Karanjot Sidhu
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A computer science engineer who loves tech and won't stop talking about it. Here at Piunikaweb, I mostly cover Google Pixel deals and how-tos, though you may find me covering Pixel news as well sometimes. Apart from being a nerd, i love gaming and watching movies in my free time.

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