[NABS-L] Google Docs and JAWS

Chris Nusbaum cnusbaumnfb at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 16:43:18 UTC 2019


My college is one of the ever-increasing number of schools which has jumped entirely on the Google train and is now using G-Suite apps for virtually everything. I have long thought that the most accessible way to work with Google Docs and Google Drive is to use their apps on iOS with VoiceOver and (if one is available) a Braille display. However, it seems that recent updates to both the Docs app and iOS have made editing Google docs with a Braille display a bit tricky. So I'm wondering if a PC would be better.

I have noticed that a friend of mine is using the Google Drive program on Windows very successfully. From what I have observed, she is able to at least save Word files to and open them from Google Drive with an interface similar to Dropbox's. However, I don't know how nicely Google Docs files play with JAWS at this point. So, is there a good accessible way to read, write and edit Google docs on a PC with JAWS? If so, what should I use?

Chris Nusbaum

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