Project Sidewalk, gathers data on inaccessible sidewalks via Google Street View to create new applications around accessibility for local governments and communities.
Google is introducing new technology to simplify smartphones for those with cognitive disabilities and it’s beefing up its map program to make it easier to know if destinations are accessible.
One of Google’s main objectives over the course of the past few months has been to add a lot of features that are supposed to make its suite of applications as well as their numerous functions more accessible to people with disabilities.
Design leaders at Google, Microsoft, Uber, and Dropbox share their perspective about the importance of empathy, inclusive design and diversity.
From tech to media to consumer products, there’s been a big push to make corporate America more inclusive. Kat Holmes, who lead inclusive-design initiatives at Microsoft and Google, wants companies to think beyond workplace culture to consider inclusivity in the context of the products they create.
In the past few years, Google has shifted the way that it thinks about accessibility, moving from grassroots advocacy to codified systems. Beyond making all its products accessible, the next big challenge is finding ways for its technology to help disabled people navigate the wider world.
A new article published last night by The Wall Street Journal takes a look into how accessibility-focused technology has the “potential to fundamentally change the mobility, employment and lifestyle of the blind and vision-impaired.”
This new feature will keep track of departure times, ETAs of buses and trains, and also tell you where you should get down to reach your destination or to get a transfer.
A holistic approach to universal design wants to make the work space better for all.