Use Google Calendar with a screen reader
Use the tips on this page to get the best Google Calendar experience with a desktop screen reader.
Screen readers & browsers
Google Calendar works with these browsers and screen readers:
- Chrome with VoiceOver on Mac
- Chrome with ChromeVox on Chromebooks
- Firefox with JAWS or NVDA on Windows
To use built-in Calendar shortcuts, turn off the virtual cursor by pressing Insert + z + z.
Use the following settings so that Tab key navigation reaches all accessible parts of the calendar:
- In Mac System Preferences: System Preferences > Keyboard and Mouse > Keyboard Shortcuts > Full keyboard access > All controls.
- In Safari only: Preferences > Advanced > Press Tab to highlight each item in the page.
Optimize your settings
For Calendar to work best with a screen reader, set your calendar to Agenda View and make sure Calendar keyboard shortcuts are turned on.
- On your computer, open Google Calendar.
- In the top right, click Settings > Settings.
- In the Default View section, use the dropdown menu to select Agenda View.
- In the Enable keyboard shortcuts section, select Yes.
- At the bottom of the page, click Save.
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