Testing your content on mobile need not be as painful as you think. If you have an Android and iOS device then you already either have a free mobile screen reader in your pocket or it’s a short download away. This is a quick guide to get you set up.
According to CNET Asia, Google announced ActiveX support for Google Chrome in Korea yesterday. I was particularly disappointed to read this as it reinforces crappy standards support and locking people into using certain browsers and denying choice. Of course I would say this being an Opera employee however with my Opera hat off I can… Continue Reading Don’t go spoiling the party: Google Chrome to support ActiveX in Korea
TV Raman and Charles Chen over at Google have just released their next installment in accessibility enabled Google applications: a zoom feature in Google Reader built using the AxsJax framework (AxsJax = Access-Enabling AJAX). Using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) they have built in the ability to increase and decrease the text size of stories in… Continue Reading Zooming in on Google Reader
I arrived at W4A in Beijing this morning and one of the first people I bumped into was Charles Chen over at Google. Charles is the guy behind FireVox, the screen reader extension for FireFox, and has been busy working on a solution to incorporate translation into Google instant messaging in a way that makes… Continue Reading Google’s Talking Translation bot
Google desktop recently moved out of beta and added Thai and Indonesian to it’s language bank bringing the total of translations up to 31. If you don’t already use Google Desktop it’s worth checking out as it allows you to carry out text searches of your emails, computer files, music, photos, chats, web pages viewed… Continue Reading Google Desktop, gadgets and internationalisation
So what does happen if you’re an Arabic speaker and you naturally expect to be able to write a search query from right to left? You’re sort of stuck and have to work with writing from left to right. Not any more however if you’re a Google user. If you’re using a supported local interface… Continue Reading Google works some magic with right to left search