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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Google's Accessibility Site

Google offers accessibility features for many of their websites such as Gmail, Google Maps, and Youtube. Now, you can learn about these and other features from one location, through Google's accessibility resource page. It includes resources for many Google products as well as the latest blog posts across Google's network pertaining to accessibility.

From the site:

"Information access is at the core of Google’s mission, to make the world’s information universally accessible and useful. That’s why in addition to crawling, indexing and ranking billions of websites, images, videos and other content, we also work to make that content available in all languages and in accessible formats.

We want to make information available to everyone, and that includes people with disabilities, such as blindness, visual impairment, color deficiency, deafness, hearing loss and limited dexterity. We’ve found that providing alternative access modes like keyboard shortcuts, captions, high-contrast views and text-to-speech technology helps everyone, not just people with disabilities. For example, keyboard shortcuts help power users get things done more quickly without using a mouse, speech-to-text technology enables people to skim and search audio content, and custom product themes give people more opportunities to personalize."

Click this link to visit http://www.google.com/accessibility.

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