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Accessibility Overview

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After initial accessibility issues, Google has gone to great lengths to make Google Apps accessible for all users.

To get started, check out our resources below for Low Vision/Blind and Deaf/Hard of Hearing users.  You can also visit Google’s getting started with accessibility guides and community resources at Google’s Accessibility Guides.

  • Low Vision and Blind Users
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Users

Low Vision and Blind Users

Google has extensive resources for accessibility to low vision and blind users for many of their apps including (but not limited to):

  • Google Drive (including: Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides)
  • Gmail
  • Calendar
  • Google Chrome and ChromeVOX

These include setup instructions for keyboard navigation, using JAWS/NVDA.  For more information, visit Google’s “Using Google products: How to use accessibility features”.

Deaf or Hearing Impaired Users

Google has features across their software and devices that enable them for hearing impaired accessibility.  These include (but not limited to):

  • Google Hangouts with the Sign Language Interpreter App
  • YouTube and Closed Captioning

For more information visit Google’s Using Google products: How to use accessibility features.