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Google Docs Accessibility Upgrade!

New features in Google Docs for screen reader or refreshable Braille Display users!

Classrooms often use inline suggestions when participating in group assignments that require sharing a Google Document. In addition, teachers frequently make inline editing comments within a student’s document. These interactive experiences are improving for users who rely on a screen reader or who use a braille display! With these upgrades, students will now hear detailed suggestion information inline with the rest of the text, such as information that has been added or deleted and the author of the suggestion.

This exciting new update has begun and the full release is expected to be completed by the end of August 2021. Users will need to activate the new features as they are turned off by default. 

Go to Tools > Accessibility settings > Turn on Braille Support

Stay tuned as more information becomes available!

By Diane Brauner

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