Google has announced that they will add new features to their applications, and it’s a big one in terms of disability awareness. New accessibility features will be added to the mobile versions of Google Docs, Sheets and Slides on Android and iOS. These include larger texts, real-time spellchecking and screen-reading services like TalkBack.
As smartphone use increases, more people with visual impairments will be among those new smartphone users. Tech companies need to develop their applications to make sure that people with disabilities can use them so that everyone can have an equal advantage in today’s mobile society. Google’s efforts are a step in the right direction.
We hope that more companies follow Google’s lead and develop ways for people with disabilities to use their products.
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