Caption: An illustration of the world broken up into various pieces that have different icons on each piece. The icons include two speech bubbles with the word "Hello" written in English and Chinese, the letter "T" in two different sizes, the Local Guides pin, a magnifying glass with a plus sign inside of it, and the outline of a cell phone.
We are committed to making Connect an inclusive place for Local Guides of all abilities.
To make the community forum more accessible:
We’ve developed Connect with screen readers in mind so people who use them can navigate the community with ease.
Connect is now available in 33 different languages. To translate the forum into your language, click the gear icon in the top-right corner of Connect. Click Language and select your preference. Then, click Save. In addition, the Google Translate widget is on every page so that you can easily translate posts into your language.
The colors, contrast, and font sizes on Connect are optimized to make it easier for people who have visual impairments to read.
We also use descriptive captions for all of our photos and updated our photo guidelines to remind Local Guides to use them in their posts, too.
We simplified the site to make it easier to navigate and reduce the number of clicks you have to make.
We hope this makes Connect a more enjoyable experience for all.