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Use Google Sites with a screen reader

Google Sites works with several screen readers. Screen readers that don’t support ARIA standard live-regions, like some versions of Apple VoiceOver, may not work as well.

  • Chrome OS: Use Chrome and the ChromeVox screen reader.
  • Microsoft Windows: Use Firefox and the NVDA screen reader.
  • Mac: Use Chrome and the VoiceOver screen reader.

This article is for the classic Google Sites (no “Publish” button at the top right). Get help for the new Google Sites.

Keyboard navigation

To navigate in Google Sites, use your standard screen reader navigation keys along with Sites keyboard shortcuts.

Open or create a site

To open a site or create a new site, go to sites.google.com.

  • To open a site, navigate through the page until you hear the name of the site you'd like to open. Press Enter to open the site.
  • To create a new site, navigate to the "Create" button, and press Enter.

Create a page

To create a page within a site that you manage:

  1. Press the keyboard shortcut c.
  2. When prompted, enter the name of the page.
  3. Navigate to the template drop-down menu. You can keep the default or use the up and down arrows to select a template.
  4. To choose a location for the new page, select a button under the heading "Select a location."
  5. Navigate to the "Create" button and press Enter.

Edit a page

To edit a page within a site that you manage, follow these steps:

  1. On the page that you want to edit, press e to switch to editing mode.
  2. After you enter editing mode, Sites displays application menus and an editing toolbar. To use these menus, use Sites shortcuts along with your screen reader keystrokes.
  3. To save your changes, press Ctrl + s (Windows, Chrome OS) or ⌘ + s (Mac).
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