Google adds new accessible functionality to Docs

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If you are a Google Docs, Sheets or Slides user you will be happy to learn that Google has added a new shortcut command to instantly toggle Braille displays:

Google is making it easier for visually impaired people to use its Microsoft Office alternatives. The biggest change is a new shortcut — Ctrl+Alt+H on Windows, and CMD+Option+H on Mac — to instantly toggle Braille support in Docs, Sheets and Slides. 

The free Google productivity applications have long been a step behind Microsoft Office in terms of overall accessibility. The last big accessibility access update for the suite of applications was in 2018, when they added magnifier and voice over functionality. I’m glad Google is still working toward accessibility and making it easier for their blind and visually impaired users to surf the web and be productive using their applications. 

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