To make its services more accessible to users who have vision impairment, Google is updating Docs, Sheets, and Slides to include a new Braille shortcut.
After they've activated the shortcut, users can use their mouse to hover over words that the computer will then read aloud for them. The shortcut can be accessed on Windows systems by using Ctrl+Alt+H, and on Mac with CMD+Option+H. In addition to adding the shortcuts, Google has made further improvements to its Braille feature by updating its navigational reliability, verbalizing images that are included, highlighting misspellings and grammatical errors, and offering "refreshable braille displays" that ensure any updates are shared with the user.
The updates are scheduled for a full rollout starting on September 17th, 2020.
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