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Use Voice with a screen reader

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Tips

In Google Voice, you can do things like make calls, send messages, and check your voicemail.

 Check which browser works with your screen reader""

  • Mac—Chrome or Safari with VoiceOver
  • Chromebook—Chrome with ChromeVox
  • Windows—Chrome or Firefox with NVDA or JAWS

Turn your screen reader on or off""

  • VoiceOver—Use Command + F5.
  • Chromevox—Use Ctrl + Alt + z.
  • NVDA—Turn it on with Ctrl + Alt + n. Turn it off with Caps lock + q.

Get to know the settings""

  • Main menu—View things, such as your messages, calls, voicemail, settings, credit, and archives.
  • Search bar—Find past calls, message history, and your contacts.
  • Messages tab—Send messages to your contacts and see old messages.
  • Calls tab—Make phone calls to your contacts and see your call history.
  • Voicemail tab—Listen to voicemails left to your phone number.
  • All navigation options—Switch between sections with the Up or Down arrow keys.

Make a call""

  1. On your computer, go to voice.google.com.
  2. Turn on the screen reader.
  3. Tab to the calls tab and press Enter.
  4. Tab to the Make a call button and press Enter.
  5. Enter a name or phone number.
  6. (Optional) To find a contact in the search result, use the Up or Down arrow keys.
  7. Press Enter to start the call.

Send a message""

  1. On your computer, go to voice.google.com.
  2. Turn on the screen reader.
  3. Tab to the messages tab and press Enter.
  4. Tab to Send new message and press Enter. 
  5. Enter a name or phone number.
  6. (Optional) To find a contact in the search result, use the Up or Down arrow keys. To select the recipient, press Enter.
  7. Tab to Type a message and enter your message.
  8. Press Enter to send it.

Turn on high-contrast mode""

  1. On your computer, go to voice.google.com.
  2. Turn on the screen reader.
  3. Go to your settings from the main menu and press Enter.
  4. Use the Up or Down arrow keys to move to the Accessibility section.
  5. Select New tab ""
  6. Press Enter.
  7. Turn on High-contrast colors.
  8. Go back to Google Voice and refresh the page.

Learn keyboard shortcuts""

  • To make a call from any view, press c.
  • To send a new message from any view, press m.

Note: To find the keyboard shortcut guide, press Shift + /.


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