Google Slides (also known as Presentations) is an online, collaborative presentations application that lets you create, edit, and deliver presentations and collaborate with other people in real time. General information about using Google Slides with a screen reader can be found on Google’s Get started in Google Slides with a screen reader page.
While screen readers assist with the usability of Google Slides, 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 Slides 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.
If you want to share presentation files with others, in general, the best option is to convert the presentation into a Microsoft PowerPoint document. To export a Google Slides presentation as a PowerPoint document, use the following shortcuts:
All images should have the Alt text… information added. After inserting an image:
All tables should also have the Alt text… information added. After inserting a table:
All tables should also contain meaningful column and row headers; avoid using tables for formatting and layout.
Content consumers should reference the following resources when using Google Slides:
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