Using Google APIs to improve accessibility

Google offers a great range of applications, including search, email, talk, among others. These services, however, are not always targeted at disabled users, specially when they are first introduced.

Thus, it is important to have mechanisms to add functionality to Google products from the point of view of accessibility. This is exactly what the Google API tries to provide: an unified mans for developers to provide extra functionality based on the Google services.

In this entry of the Google blog, the in-house specialist on accessibility discusses how mash-ups can be used to provided the necessary functionality for inpaired users. It is interesting to see how the existing technology can be used in such creative ways.


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