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2018 Summer Convention Special #Sponsored: New Accessibility Features Coming To G Suite

You might not recognize the name G suite but you might be surprised to know that you may be using one of its products regularly. That s because G Suite is more than Slides, Sheets and Google Docs. Products like Hangouts, Google Calendar and Gmail are also a part of the many collaboration tools found within this powerful collection of useful apps.

Roger Benz, Accessibility Manager for G-Suite, gives J.J. an overview of some new accessibility features recently added to G Suite. Our conversation begins with talk about the enhancements made to Braille support for Screen Reader users for Google Docs and Sheets. We then turn to the new magnification improvements for tracking focus within Google Slides, Docs and Sheets. Also covered is a brief discussion about new changes made to Google Calendar and how you can add contacts to Google Meet.

Check out the Google Accessibility blog to learn more about what changes are happening at Google.
Follow Google Access on Twitter
Or, visit the Google Access site
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Our 2018 summer convention coverage is sponsored by Google.

This week we re teaming up with our friends on the Google Accessibility team to talk about accessibility features within products like Android, Chrome OS, G Suite, Google Home, Assistant and more! Be sure to listen to our podcast series where we get the inside scoop, including the upcoming launch of Chat support and a 24 hour response time for the Disability Support team on July 9th.

The Google Accessibility team is also inviting everyone to participate in user research studies, where you can help shape the future of accessible products and features -- and get rewarded for it. Select here to sign up to participate and learn more at

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Joe Steinkamp is no stranger to the world of technology, having been a user of video magnification and blindness related electronic devices since 1979. Joe has worked in radio, retail management and Vocational Rehabilitation for blind and low vision individuals in Texas. He has been writing about the A.T. Industry for 15 years and podcasting about it for almost a decade.

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