Google Calendar has a new accessibility feature for its web client

Google announced a new accessibility feature for the web version of Google calendar. This new feature is called Notice of shortcuts will make it easier for visually impaired users to view their event details. The tech giant has updated its blog post to explain how the feature works and its availability across different accounts. Google explained that these shortcuts can allow users to listen Calendar details on request. This will help users to know key details about their schedule without having to navigate through all the information.
Google Calendar Notifications Shortcuts: Availability
The Google Calendar Shortcut Notifications feature has started rolling out and is expected to reach all users by October. This new feature will be available to all Google Workspace customers included – old G Suite Basic and Business customers. Furthermore, the Shortcut Notifications feature will also be available to people using personal Google accounts.

How will this feature work
The company explained how users can take advantage of the Shortcut Notifications feature on Google Calendar. According to the blog, Google has assigned seven numbers (1-7 on the keyboard) so that users know various details like – title, date and time, guest list and other details about any event.
These shortcuts will help Google Calender announce the contents of an event to people using screen readers. Above Windowsthe shortcut is Alt + number (1-7) and it varies on different platforms.
Google also mentioned that the feature doesn’t have any administrative control and that end users can view the shortcuts in Calendar by pressing Ctrl + / (on Windows and ChromeOS) and Cmd + / (on Mac). ).

To access Notification Shortcuts, use these keyboard combinations – Alt + number for Windows, Alt + Shift + number for ChromeOS, and Option + number for Mac. In addition, Google Calendar is also equipped with many other shortcuts that can help users with disabilities have a better experience.
Google has continued to develop new accessibility features for visually impaired users. Previously, the company added improved notices to comments and Braille highlights available on the web version of the website. Google Docs. The tech giant also recently started giving users more control over their accessibility options.


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