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Google Adds Accessibility to Docs, Sheets, and Slides

  • Published: 2015-01-26 (Rev. 2017-01-29) - Contact: Ian Langtree at Disabled World
  • Synopsis: Google is boosting accessibility of mobile versions of its Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps on Android and iOS with some extra features.

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"People with vision disabilities can use screen-reading services like TalkBack on Android and VoiceOver on iOS to create, edit, and share files in Docs, Sheets and Slides."

According to the post from Google today Docs, Sheets and Slides are all becoming much more accessible within the Google ecosystem.

This release includes new features, improvements include real-time spell-checking in documents, hiding rows and columns in spreadsheets, and grouping shapes in presentations.

People with vision disabilities can use screen-reading services like TalkBack on Android and VoiceOver on iOS to create, edit, and share files in Docs, Sheets and Slides.

The updated apps also respond well to screen magnification, in case you need to zoom in for a closer look.

All of the updates are available from the App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-docs/id842842640) now for the iOS versions of Docs, Slides, and Sheets.






Related Information:

  1. Siri and Disability - Personal Assistant on Apple iPhone Takes Accessibility to New Level - Disabled World - (2011-11-08)
    https://www.disabled-world.com/assistivedevices/apps/siri.php
  2. Visually Impaired Accessible SuperPhoto Photo Sharing App - Carve Gybe Software - (2012-04-01)
    https://www.disabled-world.com/assistivedevices/apps/superphoto-app.php
  3. iPhone Apps for Disability and Vision Impairments - Greg DiFalco, Independent Living Aids LLC - (2009-03-05)
    https://www.disabled-world.com/assistivedevices/apps/iphone-apps.php
  4. App for Blind Helps Take Notes on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch - American Foundation for the Blind - (2013-02-05)
    https://www.disabled-world.com/assistivedevices/apps/accessnote.php
  5. iPad Mini Accessibility Features for People with Disabilities - Thomas C. Weiss - (2012-10-26)
    https://www.disabled-world.com/assistivedevices/computer/ipad-mini.php




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