Google Apps user guide to accessibility

This page is primarily for Google Apps end users. If you're an administrator, please refer to our administrator guide to accessibility.

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Welcome to Google Apps

Google Apps is a collection of applications for online collaboration, organization, and productivity that provide powerful tools and access to content from the web. This page lists resources to help you get started with Google Apps using assistive technology. We've included information for diverse needs and interests, but many of the resources are primarily for blind or low-vision users.

Browsers and screen readers

If you're using a screen reader with Google Apps, we generally recommend the following combinations of screen readers and browsers.

Operating system Screen reader Browser
Microsoft Windows NVDA Firefox
Mac VoiceOver Google Chrome
Chrome OS ChromeVox Google Chrome

Note: These are general recommendations, so some products might provide additional guidance in their documentation. For product documentation, refer to the resources listed below.

If you're using a mobile device to access Google Apps, you can refer to mobile-specific help documentation links below.

Related resources


Use Gmail to send and receive mail, manage contacts, and organize your messages with labels and inbox tabs.

Google Calendar

Use Google Calendar to create events, share your schedule, and send reminders.

Google Drive on the web

Use Google Drive on the web to upload, create, edit, and share files.

Google Drive for Mac/PC

When you install Google Drive for Mac/PC on your computer, you can sync with Google Drive on the web, making your files available anywhere, at any time, on any device.

Google Docs

Use Google Docs to create, edit, and collaborate on documents.

Google Sheets

Use Google Sheets to create, edit, and collaborate on spreadsheets.

Google Slides

Use Google Slides to create, edit, and collaborate on presentations.

Google Forms

Use Google Forms to create, send, and collaborate on forms.

Google Drawings

Use Google Drawings to create, edit, and collaborate on drawings.

Google Sites

Use Google Sites to create and share websites.

Google Groups

Use Google Groups to create and manage email lists.

Google Hangouts

Use Google Hangouts to connect with other people over video or text chat.


Use Classroom to navigate and manage classes and assignments.

Google Chrome browser

Google Chrome browser supports screen readers, keyboard access, zoom, high contrast, magnification, and other accessibility features. You can also add Chrome extensions to customize your browser with extra accessibility functionality.

ChromeVox on Chromebooks

Chromebooks have built-in accessibility features including the ChromeVox screen reader, keyboard access, zoom, high contrast, magnification, and more.

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