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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

ChromeVox: screen-reader tool for Google Chrome, for the visually impaired [Video]

In the recent past, we've seen here in several notable efforts to promote technology for people with vision problems, such as the application BrailleTouch, but even more pleasing is that Google has decided to participate more actively in the provision of facilities through its services.

Specifically, the company updated the Tool ChromeVox (in beta) for the browser Google Chrome, which "reads" the display to the user and facilitates the use of major services of the company (like Google Docs, Gmail, Sites, and Calendar), with new keyboard shortcuts for better communication, and support these services.

Moreover, expanding the vocal descriptions and provide subtitles (for people with hearing problems) in more than 135 million videos on YouTube, a number that has tripled over last year.

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