Accessibility in Google Drive for Android

If you're blind, have low vision, or limited mobility, you can use the accessibility tools on your phone or tablet to review, share, and organize files using Google Drive.

Chrome browser

If you're using Drive in Google Chrome, you can use a screen reader. To learn more, visit screen reader support.

Android devices

You can use Drive on your Android device with accessibility features like TalkBack, BrailleBack, and switch access.

If you use a USB or Bluetooth keyboard with your Android device, you can use keyboard shortcuts with Drive.

If you use TalkBack:

  • To open a file in Drive, tap or swipe to focus the file, then double-tap to open it.
  • To take other actions like renaming or moving files, tap or swipe to focus the file, then double-tap and hold to select. Tip: You can select multiple items this way. After you select items, from the toolbar, tap More Actions, and choose an action.

To learn more, visit Android Accessibility Help.

iPhone & iPad

You can use Drive on your iPhone or iPad with the screen reader VoiceOver. To turn VoiceOver on:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Accessibility.
  4. Tap VoiceOver.
  5. Turn "VoiceOver" on.

To learn more, see Apple accessibility on iOS.

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