Google Docs is an online word processor that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with other people in real time. General information about using Google Docs with screen readers can be found on Google’s Get started in Google Docs with a screen reader page.
While screen readers assist with the usability of Google Docs, some issues may still occur. Users should consider the following when using their screen readers, in order to have the best experience:
If you use a Braille display, you can enable Braille support in Google Docs to read and enter text. This option is currently available for Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. Find instructions for using a Braille display on Google’s Use a Braille display page.
In order to make a doc accessible for most users, it is best to convert a Google Doc to a Microsoft Word document. To export the Google Doc as a Word file, use the following shortcuts:
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