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Podcast With A Blindness Perspective.

May 26, 2020

Jyotsna Kaki, Google’s Accessibility Testing Program Manager, joins the That Blind Tech Show team in the Blind Abilities studio to talk about Google Accessibility and Jyotsna’s journey to her present position at Google.

Jyotsna tells us about her use of the Google Suite in her daily routine, talks about features and apps that helps her and brings a bit more access to the world around her.

Jyotsna loss her sight six months before she was to graduate from college. With determination Jyotsna forged forward, learned access technology and graduated with honors a year later. Jyotsna carved out the role she wanted and landed at Google  Testing accessibility. She is now leading the Accessibility Testing team and ensuring that we will have access to the Google Suite and more.

Join Brian Fischler, Serina Gilbert and Jeff Thompson as they welcome Jyotsna to the Blind Abilities studio for this wonderful episode of That Blind Tech Show.

Jyotsna Kaki challenged herself to do the best she could be and blindness did not stop her from reaching her goals and leading the Accessibility Testing team at Google. Jyotsna tells anyone, whether they are blind, low vision or sighted, “Believe in yourself. If you don’t believe in yourself, trust me, no one is going to believe in you.”

If you are using any of the Google Suite apps or products and have a question about accessibility, you can contact Google’s Disability Support team at G.Co/DisabilitySupport.

If you want to Learn more about Google Suite regarding accessibility you can go to G.Co/GSuite/Accessibility and find the GSuite user guide to accessibility.

If you are interested in becoming a trusted Google Beta tester, you can apply on the Google web site at Google.com/Accessibility and click on Initiatives and Research.

And be sure to download the Lookout app from the Google Play Store!

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