Showing posts with label G Suite Accessibility. Show all posts
Showing posts with label G Suite Accessibility. Show all posts

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Google Has Improved Access to G Suite Accessibility Settings

One of the new G Suite features that was announced in February was an improvement in the way you can access the accessibility settings in Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets. The accessibility settings themselves aren't new. What's new is the location of the settings. The accessibility settings are now found under the "Tools" drop-down menu in Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets.


Improving the accessibility settings of the accessibility settings is an excellent improvement for those who need the accessibility options. Based on the number of emails I get about G Suite accessibility, the previous location of the accessibility settings was not easy for a lot of teachers to find.

It's important to note that the new location of the accessibility settings has already started to appear in some G Suite accounts but will take a couple of weeks to be fully rolled-out to all users.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

How to Use Automatic Captioning in Google Slides

Earlier this week Google announced a new automatic captioning feature for Google Slides. That feature is slowing rolling-out to users over the next couple of weeks. The new feature appeared in my account yesterday morning. If you haven't seen automatic captions in Google Slides, watch my short demonstration embedded below.

Monday, August 27, 2018

G Suite and Chrome Accessibility

Accessibility options for G Suite for Education services and Google's Chrome browser have improved in the last couple of years. If you use these services with students who need improved accessibility options, the G Suite user guide to accessibility is a resource that you should bookmark. The user guide is divided into sixteen sections. In the first section you will find recommendations for the best screen readers to use while using G Suite on Mac, Windows, and Chrome OS computers. The other sections of the guide are devoted to specific products within the G Suite including Google Classroom. Each section contains information on accessibility shortcuts, screen reader instructions for each app, and in some sections you will find how to videos like this one for using a screen reader with Google Docs.



The Chrome Web Store includes a small collection of recommended extensions that can improve content accessibility.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Google's Guides to G Suite Accessibility Options

Google offers two G Suite accessibility guides. There is a guide for administrators and there is a guide for users.

The G Suite user guide to accessibility is designed for end users. The user guide is divided into sixteen sections. In the first section you will find recommendations for the best screen readers to use while using G Suite on Mac, Windows, and Chrome OS computers. The other sections of the guide are devoted to specific products within the G Suite including Google Classroom. Each section contains information on accessibility shortcuts, screen reader instructions for each app, and in some sections you will find how to videos like this one for using a screen reader with Google Docs.



The G Suite administrator guide to accessibility covers much of what you will find in the user guide, but also includes recommended settings to apply within your Google Apps admin console.