Diversity in our business
Google is committed to making the web work for small businesses and making the power of the web accessible and useful. Accelerate with Google is a marketplace initiative focused on helping underrepresented small businesses, content creators, and non-profit organizations achieve success on the web. We empower them to establish their web presence, find customers, build infrastructure and increase productivity through Google products such as Google AdWords, Google+, Google Apps, and YouTube. Some of our programs include Women Entrepreneurs on the Web and Accelerate Your Business. Our programs are driven by passionate Googlers who are dedicated to helping diverse communities succeed online.
Diversity in our products for our users
As we continually work to advance accessibility, we are pushing the frontiers of research and development to further enable people with disabilities. We strive to make information available to everyone, including users with disabilities like blindness, visual impairment, color deficiency, deafness, hearing loss, and limited dexterity. We’ve found that providing alternative access modes such as keyboard shortcuts, captions, high-contrast views and text-to-speech technology not only helps people with disabilities; it helps everyone. We aim to serve an ever-larger number of users by increasing the accessibility of products which impacts not only the millions of people with disabilities, but also the lives of the people connected to them.
We continue to build upon our commitment to offer automatic captions tools for YouTube video content. Since introducing the captions tool, YouTube has created more than 1 million videos with uploaded captions, and more than 100 million videos with automatic captions in multiple languages.
Silent hangouts for Google+
Hangouts on Google+ lets you video chat with 10 people at the same time. For people who rely on sign language, video is a natural mode of communication. We continue to work with Google+ users who communicate via sign language to find ways of making communication in Hangouts seamless and easy - no matter what language they use.
ChromeVox screen reader
We launched ChromeVox, a screen reader for Google Chrome. ChromeVox helps users with vision impairment navigate websites, using the latest web standards. It’s easy to learn and free to install as a Chrome Extension.