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1 Accessible Technology for People with Disabilities Eve Andersson Manager, Accessibility Engineering From Exclusion to Empowerment UNESCO International Conference New Delhi November 2014

2 Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.

3 1.Platforms

4 Android

5 TalkBack Built-in screen reader on Android phones/tablets Hear spoken output Explore and interact with device by touch Helps people who are blind or text- impaired

6 BrailleBack Free app Combined speech/braille experience Pairs with various refreshable braille displays Helps people who are blind

7 Magnification Built-in zoom & large text options Helps people with low vision

8 Captions Specify options (language, text, and style) for closed captioning Helps people with hearing impairment

9 Switch Access Allows control of device with hardware switch Helps people who have mobility impairment

10 Just Speak (Beta) Accessibility service to launch applications and activate on-screen controls via spoken command Helps people who have mobility impairment

11 Open Platform 3 rd parties can build their own services for Android using Accessibility APIs and other APIs. Example:

12 Chrome OS

13 Chrome OS Accessibility Features ●Make the cursor bigger (so it's more visible on the screen) ●Turn on high contrast mode (makes the screen easier to read) ●Turn on spoken feedback (describes what is happening on the screen) ●Turn on sticky keys (allows shortcut keys to be typed in sequence, without pressing modifier keys at the same time) ●Turn on the screen magnifier (enlarges items on the screen) ●Automatically click when the cursor stops (click without using your mouse) ●Turn on the on-screen keyboard (shows a keyboard that can be clicked with a mouse) ●Support for refreshable braille displays

14 Glass

15 A Few Glass Features Front-facing Camera Accelerometer Spoken input/output Runs on Android

16 2.Products

17 YouTube

18 Automatic Captioning

19 Transcript Synchronization

20 Hangouts

21 Real-time Captions Live transcription through StreamText Local transcription from inside the Hangout

22 Sign Language Interpreter Mode

23 Keyboard Shortcuts

24 Helpouts

25 Docs and Drive

26 Improved screen reader support Support for braille displays Keyboard accessibility Zoom support High-contrast mode improvements

27 Classroom

28 Many More Products & Features

29 3.Programs

30 Research Grants Semi-annual application cycle (next: April 15) Up to $150k Assigned a Google sponsor

31 Google for Nonprofits

32 Google for Education

33 Thank You


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