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Use Google Chat with accessibility features

You can use Google Chat with different screen readers.

Use a screen reader

On your computer, Chat works best with these browsers and screen readers:

  • ChromeVox: You don't need to do any extra setup to use Chat with ChromeVox on Chrome OS.
  • NVDA: Chrome and Firefox are the recommended browsers. For the best experience, NVDA should be in focus mode.
  • JAWS: Chrome and Firefox are the recommended browsers with the latest version of JAWS. For the best experience, JAWS should be in forms mode or the virtual cursor should be turned off.
  • VoiceOver: Chrome is the recommended browser. If you use Safari instead of Chrome, go to the advanced settings and turn on Press tab to highlight each item on a web page. For the best experience, turn off VoiceOver's 'Quick Nav' feature.

Review your screen reader’s documentation for the most up-to-date details, instructions and shortcuts.

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