It’s important to us that our web content is accessible to the widest audience possible. Here at Monash, we use the Google suite of products which offers a large range of accessibility features to ensure content is available to a diverse group of users.
We’ve listed below some key accessibility tools for you to use.
For web content creators check out Get started with Accessibility Scanner.
Get started with browsers and operating systems
- Android accessibility overview
Offers hearing aid compatibility, built-in screen reader and a range of other helpful tools for any kind of disability. Users can also install and enable Brailleback.
- Use TalkBack to browse the web with Chrome
Supports screen readers and magnifiers which offer low vision full-page zoom, high contrast color and extensions
- Turn on Chrome accessibility features
Includes built-in accessibility features like ChromeVox, High Contrast, and Magnifier.
- Accessibility in Google Search
Using screen readers and “Ok Google” voice search and actions you can search and navigate the web, open apps, get directions and more, all hands-free.
Stay organised and get connected
- Gmail standard view help
Equipped with screen readers, keyboard shortcuts, mobile device accessibility, buttons as text instead of icons and much more.
- Use the Google Contacts with a screen reader
Comes with a preview screen reader and keyboard shortcuts which allow you to view and edit your contacts easily.
- Use Google Groups with a screen reader
Includes screen readers and keyboard shortcuts that will help you create and manage email lists efficiently.
- Use a screen reader with Google Calendar
Includes screen readers and keyboard shortcuts which are available for Android, iPhone and iPad users.
- Keyboard shortcuts for Hangouts
Comes with a sign language interpreter app, keyboard shortcuts, voice and video chat help.
- Use Accessibility features in Google+
Has a range of accessibility features to help you share links, videos, pictures and other useful content with others.
Useful tools to share and collaborate
- Screen readers that work with Google Drive
You can store files and folders with the aid of screen readers, captions, keyboard shortcuts across mobile devices for Android and iOS users.
- Edit documents with a screen reader
In addition to all the basics accessibility features, Docs provides voice typing and allows you to use a Braille display to read and enter text.
- Edit spreadsheets with a screen reader
Create, edit and share spreadsheets using screen readers, keyboard shortcuts across mobile devices for Android and iOS users.
- Edit presentations with a screen reader
Create, edit and share presentations across mobile devices using screen readers and keyboard shortcuts. You can also use a Braille display to read and enter text.
- Edit forms with a screen reader
Create, edit and share information using screen readers and keyboard shortcuts.
- Use Google sites with a screen reader
Create and share websites using the help of screen readers and keyboard shortcuts.