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Google

Company size: 32,467 employees

Key product/service items: Google Inc. provides Internet-related products and services, including internet search, cloud computing, software and advertising technologies. It develops technology and products, including the Google search engine that facilitates online advertising.

Accessibility website overview: Google Accessibility provides an overview of the company’s accessibility solutions including accessible web searches, screen-reader accessible web search pages, and audio alternatives as well as resources for third-party developers and publishers. The website also contains information regarding Google’s continuing accessible web advocacy efforts and accessibility research initiatives.

Key statements on ICT product and services accessibility: Google provides a wide variety of services that are mostly accessed with a web browser. Accessibility at Google is about making sure that services work well for users, independent of the user's needs and abilities at any given time. Google's primary service - web search - has a very simple user interface and has always been highly accessible from a variety of user environments. Newer services that present highly interactive user interfaces continue to present accessibility challenges when used with specialized adaptive technologies such as screen readers. Google is committed to finding accessibility solutions that make its services work better for all users.

Key areas of accessibility work: Google addresses accessibility for the visually and hearing impaired by developing effective accessibility features for the Android mobile platform, Chrome OS, Chrome browser, Gmail and other Google web services.  Google’s accessibility features include:

  • Android TalkBack accessibility service
  • Screen reader integration for Chrome, Google Docs and Gmail
  • Chrome low-vision features
  • Eyes-free Android site

Company accessibility website: http://www.google.com/accessibility/

Contact information:

Google Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Tel: +1-650-253-0000
Fax: +1-650-253-0001
Feedback form: https://services.google.com/fb/forms/accessibilityfeedback/