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Screen reader support for 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: Mozilla Firefox is the recommended browser. For the best experience, NVDA should be in focus mode.
  • JAWS: Mozilla Firefox is the recommended browser, 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.

Introductory 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.

Google Drive for Mac/PC

You can automatically sync Drive files on your computer with Drive files on the web using "Google Drive for your Mac/PC."

After you install Google Drive for Mac/PC, 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 Drive for mobile devices

If you're using a mobile device, read about Android, iPhone, and iPad accessibility for Drive.

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.

Evan is a Docs & Drive expert and author of this help page. Leave him feedback below about the page.

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