Use Google Groups with a screen reader

You can use Google Groups with these screen readers:

  • ChromeVox on Chrome OS
  • NVDA or JAWS on Windows
  • VoiceOver on Mac

You can move through Groups using the Tab key or standard screen reader keystrokes.

When you open Groups, the focus is a list of your groups. When you open a group, the focus is a list of conversations posted by members of the group. The application contains the following parts:

  • Groups buttons and search—Search your groups, change your settings, or do things like create a group or write a post.
  • Main content section—When you have a conversation open, use your screen reader's “Go to list” shortcut to move to the list of conversations. From there, press j or k to select the next or previous conversation.
  • Navigation tree—When you reach the navigation tree, your screen reader announces the Groups menu bar. From there, select where you’d like to go, such as “Home,” “My groups,” or “Starred conversations.” For example:
    • To go to the next or previous headings, use Tab and Shift + Tab or your screen reader’s “next” and “previous” shortcuts.
    • To move within a section, use the up and down arrow keys.
    • To expand the section under a section heading, use the right arrow key. To collapse it, use the left arrow key.

Learn more about navigating Groups using keyboard shortcuts.

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