Over the past several weeks, Google recently made several improvements to this awesome resource. Users can now make the following edits and formats in their document with voice commands:
- Select Text - you can use your voice to select a specific word, character, item, paragraph, or select all.
- Change Formatting - use your voice to change the alignment, text formatting, text color, or highlighting. Add bullets, indent paragraphs, change font size, or remove formatting.
- Edit Your Document - copy, cut, paste, add headers / footers, and insert a table of contents.
- Add / Edit Tables - insert rows, columns, and tables.
- Navigate around your document
- Open Voice Typing help
- Turn on screen reader support
Click here if you want to see ALL of the options available from Docs Support.
Why This Increases Accessibility:
Think for a moment about the barriers that writing assignments pose to students. One student may find it difficult to get their thoughts to paper. A student with cerebral palsy may find it difficult to type text, while a student with a broken arm may have the same challenges. How do you meet your learning goal of composing a paper, while addressing the needs of your students? Remember it's all about working smarter and eliminating barriers, so that students can spend more time learning and less time struggling.