Google has just announced in its blog that it has enhanced some of its online services to become more accessible to members of the blind community. Google Docs, Google Sites, and Google Calendar now have improved support for screen readers (JAWS, ChromeVox and VoiceOver (Calendar only)). Users can now use screen readers to help them read, browse, edit and create documents and events. In addition to improving support for screen readers, Google has also implemented additional shortcut keys to help blind people use their services more efficiently.
It’s not every day we hear about such enhancements being made to help out the visually impaired, so kudos to Google for making the effort. Find out more about the improvements made to Google Docs, Sites and Calendar.