Honoring Lou Gehrig Day with the Chicago CubsHonoring Lou Gehrig Day with the Chicago CubsBrand Accessibility Program Manager

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Major League Baseball game’s ceremonial first pitch is a time-honored tradition that marks the start of the game. This year, Google, Team Gleason, and MLB are teaming up for an inclusive first pitch on Lou Gehrig Day. Tonight, before the Chicago Cubs face the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field, former NFL player and…… Honoring Lou Gehrig Day with the Chicago CubsHonoring Lou Gehrig Day with the Chicago CubsBrand Accessibility Program Manager weiterlesen

Training the next generation of Android developersTraining the next generation of Android developersHead of Developer Inspiration & Inclusion

Reading Time: 3 minutes Pictured left to right: Natalia Villalobos, Omoju Miller, Laura Markell and Kat KuanIn 2015, Developer Advocate Kat Kuan and I took a walk around the marshlands of Google’s Mountain View campus. We asked ourselves, “Why aren’t there more people of diverse backgrounds building apps for Android?” We noticed that the Android training content offered at…… Training the next generation of Android developersTraining the next generation of Android developersHead of Developer Inspiration & Inclusion weiterlesen

This new emoji has been years in the makingThis new emoji has been years in the makingContributor

Reading Time: 3 minutes When Jennifer Daniel, Google’s creative director for emoji, first joined the Unicode Technical Committee, she wondered, what’s the deal with the handshake emoji? Why isn’t there skin tone support? “There was a desire to make it happen, and it was possible to make it happen, but the group appeared to be stuck on how to…… This new emoji has been years in the makingThis new emoji has been years in the makingContributor weiterlesen

Easier phone calls without voice or hearingEasier phone calls without voice or hearing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Last year, I read a social media post from a young woman in Israel. She shared a story about a guy she was in a relationship with, who was deaf, struggling to fix the internet connection at their home. The internet service provider’s tech support had no way to communicate with him via text, email…… Easier phone calls without voice or hearingEasier phone calls without voice or hearing weiterlesen

Use your voice to access the world with a new Android appUse your voice to access the world with a new Android app

Reading Time: 3 minutes Everyone can benefit from hands-free support when using technology, but for the 62 million people in the U.S. with motor and mobility impairments, it can be a vital requirement. For Stefanie Putnam, a quadriplegic and a para-equestrian driver, tasks like taking photos, sending texts and composing emails could be daunting.Stefanie was one of several people…… Use your voice to access the world with a new Android appUse your voice to access the world with a new Android app weiterlesen