Google - Accessibility of Google Calendar

Last Updated: 01/25/2017

Accessibility Considerations

Google Calendar is a web-based tool for personal scheduling and calendar sharing. Google Calendar can be accessed through either a Web browser or through a third-party calendar client. General information about using Google Calendar with screen readers can be found on Google’s Get started in Google Slides with a screen reader page.

In a web browser, Google Calendar has multiple views - Day, Month, 4 Days, and Agenda. The Agenda view is the only view that supports any accessibility features, such as keyboard and screen reader support (activate the Agenda view by using pressing the 5 key, no control or alt required). Google Calendar supports ChromeVox and JAWS on Windows; however, other screen reading applications may have accessibility issues.

Accessibility features and options for Google Calendar

  • Core functionality is keyboard accessible with any browser.
  • Agenda view is fully accessible using a screen reader.
  • Supports screen magnifiers.
  • ARIA tags and element labels.
  • Supports Microsoft Outlook as a calendar client using Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook.

Alternatives and/or Workarounds

Users who prefer a desktop client can sync with an existing desktop program such as Microsoft Outlook. Find instructions for this on the Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook page.

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How to get Help

OIT has partnered with Disability Services to provide assistance for accessibility issues related to OIT supported services. If you need assistance, please contact the IT Service Center at help@colorado.edu or at 303-735-4357 (5-HELP from an on-campus phone).

Provide Feedback

We want to hear from you about this service. If you’re having problems using this service or you have more information about the accessibility of this service that we should share with others on this webpage, please let us know by contacting the IT Service Center at help@colorado.edu or at 303-735-4357 (5-HELP from an on-campus phone).

You can also give Google feedback regarding accessibility of their applications and services using Google's accessibility feedback form.