Google Apps & Screen Readers

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Summary: Google apps--Docs, Sheets, Forms, Drawings and Slides--are EVERYWHERE! If you are creating digital information using Google, note that screen reader users willl need to turn-on accessibility features for Google apps. Press Control + Alt + z (on Windows) or ⌘ + Option + z (on Mac).  The Learn More section also has resources for users of screen readers. 

Turn on screen reader support

In order to edit or work in any Google app, you must first turn on screen reader support. Press Control + Alt + z (on Windows) or ⌘ + Option + z (on Mac) in whatever app you’re currently in. You’ll know you’ve done this step successfully when the word Accessibility appears in the list of dropdown menus at the top of the application window.

You only need to take this step once in any Google app in order for screen reader support to show on all your Google apps.

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