Recently, UM has ‘Gone Google’ by changing U tech services over to the Google Suite. In the process, many accessibility issues have been exposed. We set out to create a web script that allows for easy identification of buttons on a webpage. When an user with visual impairments views the Google Docs editor or Facebook in High Contrast mode, important editing and interaction buttons completely disappear. Our script makes these buttons visible upon mouse-over using a GreaseMonkey or TamperMonkey plugin for Chrome or Firefox.
Hacked by: Kaitlin Flynn, Michael Kane, and Alexander Gutierrez
Awarded: 2nd place & ‘Best Hack by a Graduate Student Team’ at MHacks:Impact 2012