Benefits for everyone, says Google

A pile of mobile phonesThis article from Fast Co Design reports on how Google is improving its products by focusing on people with disability so that everyone benefits. Accessibility for what was considered a marginal group means greater convenience for everyone. For example improving screen displays for people with low vision means that others can still see the screen in bright sunlight. This interesting article covers a range of computer and phone applications and makes a great case for thinking accessibility first and not second because everyone benefits from inclusive design.

According to Google, they have made Android completely usable by voice, and teamed up with outside vendors to give Android eye-tracking capabilities. They also launched the Google Impact Challenge, a $20 million fund to generate ideas on how to make the world more accessible to the billion-odd individuals in the world living with disabilities. There is more news in the article.

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