Screen readers that work with Google Drive

Google Drive works with screen readers so you can store, edit, and share your files.

Google Drive on the web

Here are details for supported desktop screen readers:

  • ChromeVox: You don't need to do any additional setup to use Drive with ChromeVox on Chrome OS.
  • NVDA: Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are the recommended browsers, along with the latest version of NVDA. For the best experience, NVDA should be in focus mode.
  • JAWS: Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are the recommended browsers, along with the latest version of JAWS. For the best experience, JAWS should be in forms mode, or the virtual cursor should be disabled.
  • VoiceOver: Google Chrome is the recommended browser. If you use Safari instead of Chrome, turn on "Press Tab to highlight each item on a webpage" in advanced settings. For the best experience, turn off VoiceOver's Quick Nav feature.

Watch a video

Get started with Google Drive (19.5 minutes)

In this video, you’ll learn how to get started with Google Drive, using NVDA with Firefox.

Automatically sync files

You can automatically sync Drive files on your computer with Drive files on the web.

After you install Backup and Sync, navigate through the Google Drive folder on your computer with your usual screen reader keystrokes. For example, type the first letter of a file or folder name to jump to that file or folder, or cut and paste files between folders.

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides

If you're getting started with Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Forms, learn how to use Docs editors with a screen reader.

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