For blind and low-vision users, Google products have proven challenging to use. However, new updates to Chrome, Google Apps and Android are improving the accessibility of those products, and Google has committed to continuing those efforts.
Google’s accessibility team presented their updates at the 28th annual CSUN International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference in San Diego, California and showed off their accessibility resources.
Accessibility Resources include:
- Accessibility homepage
- ChromeVox (Google’s custom screen reader) home page
- Administrative & End-User Guides to Accessibility
- A Blog on Making the cloud more accessible with Chrome and Android
Google also has a new initiative to work with the Assistive Technology in Higher Education Network (ATHEN) to prioritize accessibility improvements to Google Apps.
It is good news to hear that Google is taking accessibility of its products seriously. These ongoing improvements will only benefit people with disabilities needing to access educational resources.