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Google Teams Up With Sight Loss Charity RNIB To Create Accessible Storytelling Website

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Google has joined forces with the U.K.-based sight loss charity RNIB and The Guardian newspaper to launch Auditorial, an experimental, ultra-accessible online storytelling experience.

The Auditorial website goes live today to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), an annual worldwide event that started in 2012 to raise awareness and promote thought leadership around digital accessibility.

Auditorial relays the compelling story of “The Silent Spring” focusing on the life’s work of octogenarian soundscape ecologist Bernie Krause, who has been tracking the effects of climate change for half a century through measuring changes in the sounds of natural habitats.

With expert editorial input from the creative team at The Guardian, Krause’s story, relayed in an immersive 17-minute photographic,…

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