Monday, April 18, 2011

About Google Accessibility

I recently received an email from a reader who was seeking more information about online resources that are accessible to students with vision, hearing, and other physical impairments. I referred that reader to the best place I knew of for resources and articles about accessibility. That place is Teaching Learners With Multiple Special Needs. After I sent that email I read Miguel Guhlin's post Debunking 6 Google Apps for Education Myths. In that post Miguel mention Google Accessibility.

Google Accessibility provides information about how people who have vision and or hearing impairments can access many of Google's services. Where appropriate, Google links to special versions of its services designed for accessibility. One such example of that is Google Accessible Search. Google Accessible Search is a search engine that promotes to the top of search results sites that are accessible to the visually impaired.