Accessibility in tech improved in 2020, but more must be done

  • December 23, 2020
For some of us, being forced to stay home and work remotely via video conferences was a temporary reprieve from our daily commute. But for Jonathan Lee, Zoom was a life changer. Lee, 28, is a paraplegic who uses walking aids to get around, and being…

Google brings tab search to Chromebooks with Chrome OS 87

  • December 4, 2020
Google is rolling out Chrome OS 87, which includes the recently revealed tab search feature. You can access that from the circular button in the top-right corner or by pressing Ctrl-Shift-A, as 9to5 Google notes. It’s a useful function that will help…

The latest Chrome OS update improves accessibility on Chromebooks

  • October 13, 2020
Google has released Chrome OS 86, which will bring more accessibility options to Chromebooks. You can change the color of your cursor in the mouse and touchpad settings. The seven new hues are red, yellow, green, cyan, blue, magenta and pink. Google…

iOS 14 will respond to taps on the back of your iPhone

  • June 23, 2020
People are still discovering features in iOS 14 now that its developer beta is available, and that includes a few clever tricks. Most notably, Federico Viticci and others have noticed a new “Back Tap” feature that lets you perform actions and shortcu…

Twitter apologizes for lack of accessibility in voice notes

  • June 19, 2020
Twitter has promised it will do more to make its feature accessible after widespread criticism of its new voice note feature. The experimental feature, which Twitter said was meant to “add a more human touch” to the service, allows users to tweet voi…