Google releases innovative ideas and projects seemingly on a daily basis. With their commitment to creativity (and not being evil ), Google supplies a steady stream of new tech. Recently, I came across a couple of Google projects that caught my eye.
A Screen Reader for Your Browser
ChromeVox  is a screen reader that runs within Google's Chrome browser. A Chrome extension , ChromeVox will not currently replace a screen reader like JAWS, but it will provide screen reader functionality for web-based apps. Google has been consistently criticized (and evaluated ) for not providing accessible web apps. ChromeVox is a step in the right direction for Google. For web developers who do not have access to a screen reader like JAWS, ChromeVox will enable them to do some usability testing.
High Tech Eyeglasses for the Win
When I first heard that Google was working on a high-tech pair of glasses, I must say I was a bit skeptical. The technology seemed better suited to something written by Philip K. Dick . Yes, my science fiction "fanboyness" was activated, but were we really ready for "Project Glass?"
Well, it turns out that Google is forging ahead with Project Glass . With the release of a new video titled "One day…," Google has whetted our appetites. Framed as "what it might enable" us to do, Google's glasses represent a curiosity.
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