Get help reading text on a screen

If you need help reading text on a screen, you can turn on accessibility settings for a few Google products in your Google Account.

Turn screen reader on or off

The screen reader setting applies only to Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Drawings on a browser, like Chrome. When you use these products, a screen reader can read text on your screen aloud.

For this setting to work, you need to have a screen reader, like NVDA, JAWS, VoiceOver, or ChromeVox.

  1. Open your Google Account. You might need to sign in.
  2. Under "Account preferences," select Accessibility.
  3. Select Accessibility again.
  4. Turn Screen reader on or off.

You might need to follow extra steps to set up your screen reader for Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Drawings.

Turn high-contrast colors on or off

The high-contrast colors setting applies only to Google Voice, the Google Developers site, and other developer documentation sites on a browser, like Chrome. On that site, high-contrast colors can help screen text stand out more clearly.

  1. Open your Google Account. You might need to sign in.
  2. Under "Account preferences," select Accessibility.
  3. Select Accessibility again.
  4. Turn High-contrast colors on or off.

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