CSUN 2011: Google Launches New Features to Support Accessibility Ahead of Conference

Google is participating at the 26th annual CSUN International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference, will talk with users and accessibility experts about how to make our products more accessible to people with disabilities.Google launched few features such as captions on YouTube, applications such as WalkyTalky and Intersection Explorer on Android (so people can use […]

Google is participating at the 26th annual CSUN International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference, will talk with users and accessibility experts about how to make our products more accessible to people with disabilities.

Google launched few features such as captions on YouTube, applications such as WalkyTalky and Intersection Explorer on Android (so people can use Google Maps eyes-free) and building easy-to-navigate, accessible Google search pages to work smoothly with adaptive technologies.

You can overview of the accessibility features of these products today, by visiting google.com/accessibility.

Google also launching an updated version of this site later today to make it easier for visitors to find information on using products, and for developers and publishers to learn how to develop accessible products on our platforms.

Google is also looking forward to more insights about how to make Android, Chrome and Google Apps better enabled for people who rely on assistive technologies like screen readers.

If you're attending and are interested in participating, fill out this survey by 9pm PST today, Tuesday, March 15.

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