Finding the right answers starts with asking the right questions.

To kick off the Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities, we asked users to ask questions about how to build a more accessible world—for everyone. Click on the dots below to see what ideas they explored to help us get started.

  • What if a mobile phone case could give braille feedback to make any smartphone accessible to the visually impaired?byS. Dogan
  • What if every beach was accessible for wheelchair users to take leisurely strolls on the sand?byPaula
  • What if captioning was the norm and not an afterthought in higher education?byDon
  • What if people with Autism were able to communicate effectively with the people in their lives and get what they needed?byLynn
  • What if people with intellectual impairments, who are without family or friends, were matched with voluntary citizens in supportive authentic relationships?byMichelle
  • What if my son could know when an epileptic seizure is about to arrive?byHenning
  • What if mobile phones could read and translate sign language?byAnon
  • What if blind people could read movies using Braille?byHardhik
  • What if a smartwatch could listen for deaf people and speak for mute people?byRobin
  • What if every car had the ability to have hand controls for people who are in wheelchairs?byScott
  • What if hearing aids were small yet extremely affordable for everyone including the poor?byMatt
  • What if airlines had a plane to accommodate passengers in wheelchairs with wider aisles and a bigger bathroom?byMatt
  • What if being paralyzed didn’t hamper your ability to interact with the internet and computers?bySam
  • What if there were verbal forms I could fill out with my voice so I could file a legal document even if I can’t write?byPamela
  • What if people with cognitive disabilities had virtual health and wellness coaches that provided accessible training and information?byShea
  • What if desks could adapt to students’ disabilities and provide the necessary tools for their proper education?byAlexandre
  • What if my son who has autism could get help in all social situations when he is feeling awkward?bySrinivas
  • What if we could guarantee public transportation for all people with disabilities?byAnon
  • What if psychiatric disabilities were treated the same as physical disabilities in the community?byAnon
  • What if adaptive utensils were easy to acquire?byAnna
  • What if people with early stage Alzheimer’s could use wearables to live independently and support each other as long as possible?byPranesh
  • What if blind people had better access to campuses so they are more likely to pursue a college degree?byEelke