G Suite user guide to accessibility

This page is for G Suite users. If you're an administrator, visit the Administrator guide to accessibility

You can use G Suite  for online collaboration, organization, and productivity. These resources can help you get started with G Suite using assistive technology.

To learn about more accessibility features, visit the Google Accessibility website.

Note: Some Google products might give additional guidance in their documentation. For product documentation, refer to the resources listed below.

Recommended browsers and screen readers

These combinations of screen readers and browsers work best with G Suite:
Operating system Screen reader Browser
Microsoft® Windows® NVDA or JAWS® Mozilla® Firefox®
Apple® Mac® VoiceOver Chrome Browser
Chrome OS ChromeVox Chrome Browser

Gmail

Use Gmail to send and receive email in G Suite. You can also manage contacts and organize your messages with labels and inbox tabs. You can work with your email using a screen reader and keyboard shortcuts and set a high-contrast theme.

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Google Calendar

Use Google Calendar to create events, share your schedule, and send reminders. You can use Calendar with a screen reader and keyboard shortcuts.

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Google Drive on the web

Create, store, and edit files using Google Drive on the web. You can use a screen reader and keyboard shortcuts to organize files into folders, store files for access from any device, and share files with others.

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Google Drive sync applications

Use the Drive File Stream or Backup and Sync applications to synchronize local files with Google Drive on the web. You can access your files anywhere, at any time, on any device. If you're not sure which application your organization uses, check with your administrator. Both applications work with a screen reader.
Backup and Sync—Files in My Drive and other selected folders reside on your computer and synchronize to the cloud.
Drive File Stream—Files in My Drive and shared drives stream to your computer.

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Google Cloud Search

Use Google Cloud Search to find the information you need at work. You can use a screen reader to search across your organization’s content in G Suite services or third-party data sources.

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Google Docs

You can create, edit, and collaborate on text documents. You can navigate and edit documents with a screen reader and keyboard shortcuts, and use a braille display.

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Google Sheets

Use Google Sheets to create, edit, and collaborate on spreadsheets. You can edit and navigate spreadsheets with a screen reader and keyboard shortcuts, and use a braille display.

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Google Slides

Use Google Slides to create, edit, and collaborate on presentations. You can navigate and edit presentations with a screen reader, set a braille display, and present with live captions.

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Google Forms

You can create forms, quizzes, and surveys; share them with people; and track responses. You can create, edit, and navigate forms with a screen reader and keyboard shortcuts.

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Google Sites

Create websites that are private, shared with specific people, or open to everyone on the web. You can navigate and edit websites using a screen reader and keyboard shortcuts.

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Google Drawings

Create, edit, and collaborate on drawings and insert them into Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides files. You can edit and navigate drawings with a screen reader and use a braille display.

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Google App Maker

Build web apps for your organization. You can design the app yourself or use a template and adapt it to meet your needs. You can navigate and build apps using a screen reader and keyboard shortcuts, and there are ARIA hints on important screen elements.

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Google Groups

You can create and participate in discussion groups, email lists, and support sites. You can work in Groups using a screen reader and keyboard shortcuts, and there are ARIA hints on important screen elements.

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Classroom

You can create and join classes, manage assignments, and provide feedback on student work. You can navigate and work in Classroom using a screen reader and keyboard shortcuts.

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Google Voice

Use Google Voice for calls, text messages, and voicemail. You can use your Google voice phone number to dial domestically and internationally using your web browser and mobile devices. You can use Google Voice with a screen reader and keyboard shortcuts.

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Hangouts Chat

You can participate in private or group conversations and use bots to help automate your work. Accessibility features include screen reader support and keyboard shortcuts.

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Hangouts Meet

Use Hangouts Meet to have video meetings with people inside or outside of your organization. You can join from a computer, mobile device, or conference room. You can participate in video meetings using a screen reader and keyboard shortcuts, and you can display the captions of the person speaking.

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Google meeting room hardware

Use Google meeting room hardware to join and participate in voice and video meetings. You can turn on screen magnification, spoken feedback, and live captions.

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Classic Hangouts

You can participate in video calls and chat conversations and make phone calls using a screen reader and keyboard shortcuts.

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Chrome Browser

Use Chrome Browser to search the internet and work with web apps. You can use Chrome Browser with a screen reader, set high contrast and custom colors, and zoom in on the page.

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Chromebooks

Use a Chromebook to create content, browse the internet, and communicate and collaborate with people. You can use the built-in ChromeVox screen reader, a braille device, and the on-screen keyboard.

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Support and feedback

Get support

You can get help and information from these sources:

Send feedback

You can send comments or questions about the accessibility of Google products, or the ChromeVox screen reader on these websites:

 

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