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Tag: Accessibility

Over 1 Billion YouTube Videos Now Have Captions
“I envision a future where everything will be captioned, so the more than 300 million people who are deaf or hard of hearing like me will be abl...
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Netflix Adds Narration for Blind Users – Starting with Daredevil
Subtitles for the hearing impaired are commonplace in streaming media, including Netflix. But descriptive narration for the visually impaired is not n...
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Facebook Wants Your Business To Learn From Its Accessibility Efforts
This week, Facebook announced the launch of the Accessibility Toolkit, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at the company’s efforts in product ...
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Twitter’s Latest Acquisition Could Help Advertisers
Twitter announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Bangalore-based ZipDial in an effort to make Twitter more accessible around the world. T...
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LinkedIn Adds Accessibility Features
In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, LinkedIn announced a few things it’s been doing to make the social network more accessible. Thes...
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Flipboard Gets Audio On Android Phones
Flipboard has launched an update to its Android app, which will enable users with Android smartphones to take advantage of the service’s audio c...
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Google Talks About Its ChromeVox Accessibility Extension [Video]
Google has posted a video about ChromeVox, the company’s screen reader Chrome extension. “Unlike most accessibility software, it is built ...
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Google Launches Much Needed Google+ Hangout Accessibility App
Google is working on making Google+ more accessible. The company announced that it is launching a new app called Hangout Captions to help inegrate liv...
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Google Schools You On Making Your Web Apps More Accessible
Google has posted numerous sessions from Google I/O on YouTube. This one looks specifically at making your web apps more accessible: The sessions star...
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Apple Announces More Accessibility For iOS
The new iOS 6 was announced this afternoon at Apple’s Worldwide Developers conference, and the updated operating system looks to have gotten ton...
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Google Self-Driving Car Takes Blind Man To Taco Bell
Google uploaded a video of a self-driving car test, showing Steve Mahan, a legally blind man behind the wheel, and stopping at Taco Bell for a burrito...
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Google+ Hangouts Made More Accessible For The Blind
Mohamed Mansour, who’s actually a software engineer for RIM, has created a Chrome extension to make Google+ hangouts more accessible to blind pe...
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Google Continues to Improve Accessibility
Earlier this week, we looked at some improvements Google made to its Hangouts feature in Google+, specifically in terms of accessibility and sign lang...
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Google+ Hangouts Improve for Sign Language
Google has made some improvements to Hangouts, specifically around sign language. Google engineering director Chee Chew said in a Google+ post that Go...
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IBM Looks Into Accessible Mobile Interfaces, Google Giving up on Wave?
IBM has partnered with the Industrial Design Centre at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay on ...
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Google Improves Chrome’s Accessibility
Unless you count the time Ford arranged for a blind man to drive a Mustang on the company's proving grounds, speed and special nods to accessibilit...
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