Paths to Literacy

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Accessibility and Google

Antonio Guimaraes

An article in the Braille Monitor titled When Just Listening Is Not Enough: Google Falls Short on Accessibility for the Blind examines some of the challenges faced by people who are blind when using Google products.  The author, Antonio Guimaraes, is a member of the NFB (National Federation of the Blind) and expresses his views on questions of the inaccessibility of Google.  He notes that the question of whether or not Google is accessible is not consistent. "Some products are totally inaccessible, some require many workarounds, others are accessible only with Google's own operating system and browser, and a treasured few offer flexibility and accessibility across the board."

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