Accessibility features in Google Apps

Google Apps offers accessibility features, including keyboard shortcuts and screen reader support in Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Chat, Google Drive, and Google Sites. Following is a summary of accessibility features.

Note: We've created an Administrator Guide to Accessibility that explains best practices for deploying Google Apps to support users' accessibility needs.

Using screen readers with Google products

Google Apps services can be used by screen readers like JAWS and ChromeVox and we’re continuing to expand accessibility in Google Apps.

If you’re getting started with ChromeVox, you may find this tutorial and this list of keyboard shortcuts useful. Learn more about ChromeVox.

Click on links below for more information about accessibility features in Google Apps and screen reader support for each product.


Using Gmail with screen readers
Accessibility information for Gmail's basic HTML view

Google Calendar

Keyboard shortcuts
Using Google Calendar with screen readers

Google Chat

Keyboard shortcuts
Screen Reader support (Note: Google Chat does not yet support ChromeVox on Mac. Mac users should use Voice Over with Safari).

Google Drive

Using Google Drive on the web with JAWS or NVDA
Using Google Drive on the web with ChromeVox

For product-specific information, click links below to learn how to use screen readers with the following Google productivity applications:

Google Sites

Using Google Sites with a screen reader

For more information on accessibility for Google products for blind & low-vision users and deaf & hard of hearing users, see

To learn more about Google’s efforts in accessibility, see our Accessibility site and our open standards and 508 documents.