• Tony Liu

Get through your inbox faster with accessibility features.

Updated: May 12, 2021

Combing through emails can be tedious and time consuming. Previously, people using a screen reader would hear sender, date, subject, a snippet and more when arrowing through their inbox. Now they have an alternative to reduce the verbosity of what they hear when they go through emails. By first arrowing right to a column such as “sender” or “subject,” people using screen readers can then down arrow and hear only that type of information. This helps people focus on only the information they need, saving time and reducing fatigue.

We also recently introduced a new spelling and grammar tool in Gmail that’s powered by machine learning. It adds more functionality and a new keyboard interaction model (i.e. Left click and tab) while maintaining concise informative verbalizations and the existing right click keyboard interaction model.

Making work more inclusive with G Suite

There are many ways to make documents, spreadsheets, and presentations more accessible to more people—for example, adding alternative text to photos and graphics to help people who are blind or have low vision understand the purpose of your images. Check out tips on how to make your work more accessible.

To learn more about these accessibility features and others, read this G Suite user guide to accessibility (or this G Suite Admin guide to accessibility if you’re an IT administrator) for a list of features that are built into G Suite tools. Also, watch this video about G Suite and Chrome Accessibility Features that I presented during Cloud Next ‘19.

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